August 7, 2015
Bears and Marshmallows
When you see pictures of bears in Alaska, they usually are standing in a sparkling stream with lush mountains behind them and a salmon in their mouth. But we learned something very interesting about the bears around the Salmon Bake when we were in Juneau last week on the In Touch Alaska cruise…they like marshmallows too!
The Salmon Bake in Juneau is our all-time favorite excursion. We do it every year we go. The Salmon Bake is set up outdoors and would remind you of a big summer picnic. Red and white checker table cloths cover picnic tables, the grills and buffet lines are set up under tents and off to the side a fire pit sizzles so folks can roast marshmallows for dessert. After we had eaten, roasted our share of marshmallows and sat around the tables talking, a big ole brown bear trotted right up to the fire and went after the marshmallows!
Even the best cooked salmon is only second to dessert, eh? 😉
We had an amazing week on board the ms Westerdam with Dr. Charles Stanley, Andy Stanley and many of our friends in Gospel Music on the In Touch Alaska cruise. The trip was exceptional this year and we experienced Alaska wildlife up close and personal! The Inside Passage is one of our favorite trips and we had a wonderful time singing, meeting new people and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation all around us. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, our photo album from the cruise is coming soon. If you want to hear more about our adventures in Alaska, make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter – another edition is in the works! If you would like to sign up – click HERE!