Monday, June 19, 2006
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there! And especially to my dad, my father-in-law, and to these two dads shown here...my husband and our son with our two grandsons!! We had a wonderful Dad's Day BBQ complete with water balloon fight and plenty of badminton birdies flying over the fence!! Thanks to our daughter-in-law, the event was lovely indeed! And a good time was had by all :-)
Friday, June 16, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Since I haven't posted in awhile, I thought I'd let you know why! I returned home from my U.K. adventures at the end of May and then had four short days to do laundry, repack my suitcase and recover from the inevitable jet-lag...before heading out on a week-long cruise from Seattle to Alaska and back!!!
This picture (bottom) was taken in Glacier Bay and I was able to capture the Margerie Glacier in the act of "calving", which is when a large chunk of ice cracks, breaks off and falls into the bay! As you can imagine, it is a stunning display and each of these events brought a roar of approval and applause from those gathered on the bow of the ship! It was an experience that I won't soon forget! The day was sunny and relatively warm, and more than one person displayed a sun/snow-burn the next day!
My husband and I also took a helicopter ride out of Juneau to the Mendenhall Glacier where we landed and were left on the glacier to walk around for about an hour! What an adventure! My very first helicopter ride AND my very first (and probably last) time on a glacier(top picture)! Brrrrr!!!
Our other ports of call were Sitka, where we boarded a glass-bottomed boat for a tour of the underwater world of the bay; Prince Rupert, where we took a relaxing coach tour of that quaint town and salmon cannery; and Victoria B.C., where we just stayed on the ship and had it pretty much to ourselves!
It was a wonderful time - the hardest decision we had to make all week was trying to decide which fork was the correct one to use with: appetizer, salad, dinner, dessert...no worries - if you used them all up, a new one would magically appear at your spot! The food was outstanding, the service unsurpassed, and the people we were with made it a most enjoyable "time of our lives"!!