Alaska is beautiful beyond words. Every place will have its distinctive character and beauty, but Alaska is one of those few places with sparkling blue water, towering mountains, shimmering glaciers(literally blue ice) and lush green landscape with wildlife.There is nothing that nature cannot offer in Alaska.
The weather was perfect, not too cool nor too hot. Somewhere in the 50s - 60s.The train rides were relaxing (without having to drive),taking you along the scenic coast while you gaze at the Dall Sheep studded in the rocky mountains or the Whales playing around while preying on the fish or to just lose yourself in the glaciers. I can definitely write a never ending experience of my trip but in one word - I would definitely recommend visiting atleast once.
To me/us, the long journey, the time and the energy especially with a 4 yr old spent on the trip was all well worth it.
To enjoy the summer, I got a new ice cream maker:-) to make some delicious icecreams.My first experiment was the frozen yogurt...Whether it is Pinkberry yogurt or Yogurtland or homemade Yogurt, frozen Yogurt is as close as you can get to a rich, creamy, not so calorie loaded dessert. This recipe is from Food Network Magazine again...from their almost frozen section. I froze it for a longer time as I wanted it to resemble Icecream instead of a fluffy Frozen Yogurt..
2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt (I used Stony field)
2 cups plain nonfat or reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Please follow the manufacturer's instructions. Typically you will need to freeze the bowl for a good 16 hours. I freeze it for about a day. I learnt this the hard way. The first time I froze for the dish for a few hours and I started churning the yogurt and much to my surprise... nothing happened.*Laughs*
- Combine the Whole Milk Yogurt and the Greek Yogurt together.
- Whisk in the Sugar and corn syrup with the yogurts.
- Pour into the ice cream maker and freeze again following the manufacturer's instructions.
- Drizzle with honey and some fruits.