It has been a very enriching and educational experience to follow the Alaskan adventures of MD and ED as their family traveled across America and lived for a short time in our largest state. How lucky we are to have heard about so many new places and traditions! But the adventure is coming to a close as they begin their journey back to the "lower 48" as MD says in Hand Trams and Aurora Borealis, My Last Blog Written in Alaska.
MD also shares a humorous account of her fears about crossing the Winner's Creek Gorge in a "hand tram". This 39 second video can give you an idea of what the experience may have felt like.
The final adventure, and a fitting conclusion, was viewing the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. MD describes her feeling at getting the opportunity to experience this phenomenon. The auroras are still being studied by scientists. They occur in the Arctic and also Antarctic region where they are known as the Southern Lights or "Aurora Australis". Learn more about the science behind the auroras and how Nasa is studying them in this article as well as the video.
We wish them all a safe journey home and many thanks for taking the time to share your awesome adventures. What a great trip and amazing learning experience!