Sometimes its best to rest when you are not on vacation. My father found this out two weeks ago when he flew to Alaska from Texas to escape the heat that the summer brings down south. Within hours of his arrival we were at the Mendenhall Glacier photographing black bears that were fishing for sockeye salmon. We didn't stop there, the next day brought bubble net feeding humpback whales, then a day of fishing before my art exhibit, followed up by a day of glacier exploration.
Finally when his legs couldn't move anymore and I thought I might have tired him out, my work called and I had to return to my daily grind of guiding photography trips in Juneau,AK.
It was the perfect time for him to rest and me to get back to work and earn some money before the fall kicked. The experiences we shared were great and I am always excited about sharing my home with my friends, family, and strangers that come here.
While it is impossible to get all that Juneau has to offer in a day, week, or year, I think that a lot of people understand why we live here once they have experienced part of our lifestyle. The joys of fishing for salmon while watching bubblnet feeding whales lung to the surface. Or the far off glaciers taht dot the mountain sides, and the sun shine that appears through holes in our clouds. It is all unique and beautiful.
Here are some photographs of these days when my dad was here.