Back from singing on the PHC Alaskan cruise

Back from singing on the PHC Alaskan cruise

The Prairie Home Companion cruise is over and I am back in sunny, warm Minnesota, eager to do little else than make music, and perhaps do my own album artwork with watercolor. The weather on our trip was pretty rainy/foggy--although we did take some beautiful hikes--so not too many photos; but the entertainment on board was endless. My favorite thing, for the third time in a row, was Fred Newman telling his bedtime story about the birth of the universe with Rich Dworsky playing his improvised themes on piano. The two of them create such magic in that short half hour that I'm already dreaming of hearing it (hopefully) a year from now. Thank you, Garrison, for writing this whole trip into existence and getting such talented people together for two whole weeks. Thanks to the staff too, for doing the impossible. And thank you to the passengers, who were warm, welcoming, funny and delightful--the best audience one could hope for. H

First view of Alaska

Friend Michaela and I with Mendenhall Glacier in the background, Juneau, AK

Chris, Maddie, Jay, Ben, Michaela

Hiking towards Nugget Falls and Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, AK

Beautiful mountains outside Juneau, AK

Pulling up to a glacier near Tracy Arm

How do you pose in freezing winds coming down from a glacier?

Mike and Heidi

Joe Newberry, who looks like he's posing, but doesn't even know I took this photo

A boat for scale, as a chunk of ice falls

View looking up from the ship near Tracy Arm

Albert is awed



Joy and Julie

Rainforest in Ketchikan (Rainbird Trail)

Tall trees and mossy beds off the trail at Icy Straight Point

Flowers in Juneau

Sunset from the crow's nest

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Al Fack wrote:
Epic! Gorgeous photos,Hilary...treasure the memories.

Tue, August 30, 2016 @ 7:18 PM

2. Aunt Sue wrote:
Looks like a fantastic trip, Hilary. Alaska is a pretty amazing place, isn't it? We can't wait to go back.

Tue, August 30, 2016 @ 7:28 PM

3. Uncle Gary wrote:
These are great Hilary. We felt like Alaska was endless beauty everywhere.

Wed, August 31, 2016 @ 8:50 AM

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