National Alaska Day is June 28, so here are some photos from an Alaska Cruise I took in September 2017 with my sister, Gail, and friends. I’m standing on a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, with its harbor in the background. Check out the cruise ship in my sunglasses! Alaska is a spectacular place to visit! Happy Alaska Day!

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Here’s another photo of Ketchikan, Alaska, and their quaint harbor.

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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage means seeing gorgeous glaciers! They are powerful testimonies of God’s glory in nature! These were Wow moments!

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Flowers bloomed in the quaint town of Juneau, Alaska, on a gloomy September day! But gloom and rain didn’t stop us from shopping on Juneau’s Main Street!

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I’m back on our cruise ship and ready for more Alaska-size adventures as we move along Alaska’s Inside Passage. Our September 2017 Alaska Cruise fulfilled all our expectations!  Thank you, Alaska, for blue skies, beautiful scenery, and friendly folks! We love you, Alaska!♥️

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About CA Hartnell

CA Hartnell is an award-winning author who specializes in kids books set in the 1950s. Her adventures growing up in El Monte, California in the 1950s inspired her set of children’s books: Scary Spring, Sinister Summer, Ferocious Fall, and Wild Winter. She now resides in Las Vegas, where she continues to adventure and inspire everyone around her. Get her series of 50s nostalgia books for kids here.