07/13/13 - 3:58pm
According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Mining, Land, and Water, our charming little state of Alaska has more than 3 million lakes, more than 12,000 rivers, thousands of streams and creeks, and an estimated 100,000 glaciers. Not too shabby. These sort of facts moved me to put my daughter into swim lessons. My parents happen to live on one of those 3 million lakes, so Papa likes to take her on the boat and even with the benefits of a life jacket, there is comfort in knowing she can swim.