SCENIC—One of the many spectacular lakes in Alaska.
It’s tradition for American grade-schoolers, upon returning to classes in the fall, to be asked to report on where they went and what they did on summer vacation.
It’s not the fall yet, but if I were in third grade and I had to share what I did on my summer vacation, it might go something like this: “We went to Alaska for our summer vacation. It was pretty. It was kind of cold. I saw some whales and eagles. Also glacier...