On Saturday night, I caught the late flight into Juneau after a day full of admiring airplanes and airplane gadgets at the Alaska Airmen’s Association annual trade show. Our photographer friend Chris Beck needed some help making the long trip to Anchorage with his car, dog Sampson, and u-haul trailer so I volunteered to help get it done. We spent sunday afternoon whale, bird, and sea lion watching out in Berners Bay on his friend’s boat. After animal photography, we did some people photography with two friend’s of Chris. They wanted to do some trash-the-dress style photos so we played around some of the old Treadwell Mine ruins on Douglas Island. It was a lot of fun! Monday morning we had a 6:30am roll call at the Ferry so we were out the door at 6. A beautiful and calm ferry trip to Haines, lunch, and finally the long drive from Haines to Anchorage. In total, we travelled for 25 hours by boat and on the road non-stop before reaching Anchorage at 7am Tuesday morning. We saw lots of moose, a wolf, multiple porcupines (Joe didn’t, Chris insists he did – but Joe thinks they were grass-balls and bushes), a family of 3 beavers, 1 border patrolman, and a few random cars on the highway. Chris also officially joined the Chugach Peaks Photographers Club, so you might see him around the wedding scene this year and into the future! Welcome Chris! He’s looking forward to shooting weddings in Anchorage as most of the weddings he shot in Juneau included a heavy dose of rain and clouds. We’re hoping that the sun comes out soon so Chris can regain some of his former color that he lost while living in Juneau.