This was an exciting thing to see because every few minutes some of the glacier would break off and fall into the water. The sound of the cracking was loud and the splash it made was pretty big. It was a really cool thing to see and experience. I guess some people would make some sort of political statement about global warming at this point, but I just took in the beauty of God's creation.
We were lucky in that there was a national park ranger on the boat to point things out to us and give us extra information. Also, she had a junior ranger program on board that the kids did, so here they are getting their junior ranger badges! Ben really enjoyed this aspect of the cruise.
Ben has decided he wants to be a ranger for Halloween, since he already has the hat and badge, although there is still a lot of time between now and then so we'll see if he changes his mind.
It was a fun cruise, but no whale sightings, which was disappointing. And here is some of the scenery along the Alaska highway from Anchorage to Whittier...beautiful!