Friday, July 31, 2009

Kids Around the World: and speaking of puppies....

This is one of my long-standing favorites: A scene of the market in Chichicastengango, Guatemala. A woman sells puppies from a basket, while a young girl looks on longingly.

Happy Photo Friday Delicious Baby peeps!

And speaking of puppies....I've added a 3 1/2 minute video to the previous post below. Check it out!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alaska Adventure: Dog Sledding on a Glacier

RE-POSTED 7/31 with additional 3 1/2 minute video!

Note: Rather than write an article about dog-sledding, I decided to edit and post this video which my 7-year-old daughter took during her adventure. I was on the rear sled and didn't realize my daughter was doing commentary until I reviewed the footage in editing! Turn on the sound - and all your dog-sledding questions will be answered!

Dog Sledding on a Glacier is by far the absolute highlight of a visit to Alaska, especially if you have a dog-loving child. It's likely the most expensive option for Alaska cruise excursions and most certainly worth it. You get to the glacier by helicopter, which in itself is an exciting and scenic adventure. In the middle of an expansive ice field, a whole camp of dog houses awaits - and plenty of dogs ready to run!

Here are just a few shots of the experience I shared with my daughter:

After an exciting sledding adventure, a video clip of which I will add later, we return to camp to meet some adorable puppies!

Find these and many more in the Mira Terra gallery of Alaska travel images (new additions coming every few days)!

Happy Photo Friday to my Delicious Baby Followers - I've missed a couple weeks but as you can see, I've been on an adventure and I trust these pics are worth the wait!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Photo Friday - Kids Around the World: All-American Smile!

Happy 4th of July weekend to my American readers!

Photo Friday - Kids Around the World: Portraits of Peru

Children in traditional dress hold special appeal, and there are many to be admired in Peru. These kids were both spotted at Awana Kancha, a Quechua word for "Palace of the Weaver." Awana Kancha is a living museum for any visitor seeking a rich understanding of the colorful Peruvian textiles and traditional weaving techniques of the Andes. From caring for the llamas to selling the sweaters, every step of the process is not only demonstrated for visitors, but also passed on to the next generation. These children are the traditional weavers of tomorrow.

Be sure to visit my extensive gallery of llamas, weavers, and textiles of Peru. And take a look at other Delicious Baby Photo Friday Bloggers!