Berries and Glaciers and Bears, oh my!
What a time we've been having! There are so many things to share that we don't know where to start! July and August are blueberry months here in Alaska and every August Ketchikan celebrates with the Blueberry Arts Festival. It's tons of fun with different fine arts booths selling everything under the sun, live music, good food, and we get to see all of our friends in one place at the same time. They even have slug races there.... YUCK!!! Come on over and check out all the great berry recipes we found for fresh blueberries, salmonberries, huckleberries, and strawberries. Berries are so yummy.....
But it's been raining in Ketchikan forever! Well, not exactly, but it feels like it. Picking berries in the rain is not quite as much fun as picking berries in the sunshine. We get so much rain in the Tongass National Forest, America's largest rainforest, from Ketchikan to Yakutat. We average over 13 feet, yes FEET, of rain a year. Just click on this weather forecaster.... is it raining???? Probably. E-mail us and let us know how much it rains where you live.
Have you ever seen a glacier up close???? WOW!! It's amazing. Yakutat, Alaska is the place to see a really active glacier. (Active means it makes noise all the time and pieces of it are constantly falling off into the water.) Remarkable indeed. You can visit Yakutat compliments of our Gramma.She took lots of neat pictures of Yakutat and the surrounding area plus a whole bunch of Hubbard Glacier.
But be careful, Yakutat is full of bears as well as other critters you just wouldn't think you'd find in the northern tip of Southeast Alaska. Take a look at her photos - you'll be surprised.........
Hey, thanks for visiting us. We'll be back soon with lots more so we hope to see you here.
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