Monday, May 24, 2010

Take Me Back Tuesday ~Alaska in 1984

 

Once upon a time, what seems like a long, long time ago, (but was really July of 1984) I got to go to Alaska!  This was a huge deal for the “I have never been anywhere” girl from Colorado. 

The youth group at my church worked and worked to be able to send a bunch of us on a Mission trip to Alaska.  If you want to know exactly where in Alaska, you must tune in on Wednesday for Where in the World? over at Lemon Drop Pie!

 

Kodiak, AK 07-1984

What you are looking at in these pictures was something completely new to me, was a Buoy swing.  A Buoy in Alaska is typically used as a float in the ocean to mark where crab pots are for the fisherman.  In this instance, it was strung up in a tree, much like a tire swing is.  Going on the Buoy swing, involved climbing the tree, reaching for the Buoy, taking a leap of faith, and swinging.  But hey, we were there on a church mission trip, so I took the leap!   These pictures are a few of people that were with me on the mission trip, since I was the photographer at the time! 

The first picture shows some bear prints from a very large brown bear native to the area next to a grown man’s boot! 

 

“How do you play along? We all have tons of photos from the days before the digital camera. I figure if we just scan a few each week, eventually they will all be safely into our computers. But you don't need a scanner to participate! - Just find a photo that takes you back to another time. Every week you can come back here and share photos that "Take you Back."  If you decide to participate, sign the Linky below and I promise to head on over and spread some comment love your way!”



6 comments:

The Jacobsen Family! said...

So cool!

Banteringblonde said...

wow ... i totally remember the shape of those old photos!! i once dated a guy who went to school in alaska -- that's about as close as I've ever come to it LOL

Ginny Marie said...

I'm absolutely terrified of bears...that picture of a bear footprint is amazing! I've been to Alaska a couple of times...can't wait to find out WHERE in AK you were!

Nina said...

Looks like lots of fun. Have you ever seen this type of swing since your trip to Alaska?

Whimsical Creations said...

What a fun trip!!

Denise said...

Hubby & I have always wanted to go to Alaska.....maybe someday.

Isn't it amazing how the memories come flowing back when you look at old pictures?