A few weeks ago I noticed that I still had a $200 travel voucher that was expiring soon and decided to use it and check off my 50th state. I packed up the family and we flew north for a weekend in Girdwood, Alaska. The ruggedness of Alaska stood out to me immediately, the size and vastness was breathtaking. This trip was supposed to be a relaxing getaway, in fact, I only brought one camera and a couple lenses with me. But with 16 hours of daylight and so much to see, I left the weekend feeling like I needed a vacation from the vacation. Here are a few of the photos I wasn’t planning on taking.