Bringing my family back to the lodge for the holidays is sometimes a real adventure.  Last year we had our chains on driving through iced up roads on I-5 near Seattle, watching cars go into ditches and trucks jackknife.

This year was less adventurous as far as travel goes, but only four hours after arriving in Alaska we were treated to a nature show that Alaska is famous for.  On the boat ride out to the lodge, in 28 degree weather, we came across two humpback whales feeding at the surface.  The were surface feeding and not bubble feeding, this time.