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    Photography,  Travel

    Photo Challenge: Quest

    It’s finally Friday! This week has felt so long and it didn’t help the fact that by Wednesday I kept thinking it was Thursday and on Thursday I couldn’t believe I still had one more day until the weekend. I’m back this Friday with a new photo challenge response. This past week’s challenge was “Quest“. The most exciting thing I did this year, and I guess you could call it a quest, was take a helicopter ride to a glacier in Alaska. It was my first time ever on a helicopter and I was incredibly nervous. I mean even getting onto a helicopter is nerve wracking! I know the blades…

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    Mendenhall Glacier via Helicopter

    One of the best things I did in Alaska was ride on a helicopter to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. It was my first time ever being on a helicopter. Oh yeah, and on a glacier. On the Wednesday of my cruise in Alaska, we arrived in Juneau. Shortly after breakfast, we made our way off the ship to meet with our tour representative for the Mendenhall Glacier excursion. We were transported by coach bus to Temsco Helicopters where we watched a short safety video, put on shoe coverings (to walk on the glacier), and little packs around our waists which were life vests (because we would be flying over water). We…