Saturday, October 3, 2009

I'm Back!

My how time flies! It has been a busy couple of months. On August 12, my husband and I, along with a few other family members jumped on an airplane, and headed to Vancouver, BC for a few days before boarding a cruise ship to Alaska. A dream come true! I have wanted to take that trip for 27 years. The opportunity presented itself a few months ago, and I couldn't say no. I want to go back. We were not able to do the land package that I wanted to this time, but we will next time!The scenery was absolutely awesome. This picture is an iceburg floating in Mendenhall Lake outside of Juneau. The rain that day was torrential. It was good for viewing the glacier, because we were able to vies the amazing blue colors. We saw humpback whales, eagles, and seals. To see an orca breech the water is truly awesome. On the train ride from Seward to Anchorage we saw moose. Unfortunately there were no bears to be found, but while visiting the Botanical Gardens in Anchorage, we did see bear tracks!

We got home just in time to celebrate two more birthdays. My big guy Dan, turned 24 this year, and my big little guy, John John turned 17. Dan and his friend Kate decided to jump out of an airplane to celebrate the occasion. I just don't get why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.After being gone that long, I had quite a few customer quilts to catch up on, still no time to blog, let alone read any. Then, along came an opportunity to visit Orlando on a business trip with the husband, and we decided to add a little pleasure. I took my girl out of school, and we visited Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, and had a wonderful day at Cocoa Beach.

Now we're back at home, and I've had my nose to the grindstone, busting out those customer quilts. This coming weekend a couple of my friends and I are going on our yearly retreat. We'll do a little shopping, a lot of sewing, and then I'll come home and start on my Christmas rush!


Janet said...

I've must you but I'm so glad you got to go on this fabulous trip. My husband and I are cruise-a-holics and Alaska was our first. Sounds like you got to see much more wildlife than us but much more rain. We too will be off so don't forget me.

joantufts said...

Sounds like a fun trip.. Looking forward to seeing your October project.

Christina said...

i am so happy you got to go on such a beautiful cruise. how gorgeous! love, love the photos.
and happy birthdays, all around. way to celebrate!
ps: thank you for the sweetest of comments. happy tears. : )

Moe aka swampgirl said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for visiting the swamp. I loved reading about your trip to Alaska. I've always wanted to see whales swimming and breeching. And it looks like we have some similar tastes in books. I finished Ken Follett's book last winter -- it was fantastic company.
Mary Oliver was wonderful. I hope that you get to see her some time.

Linda Stubbs said...

Hi Linda, I just came over from the ornament swap. I was scrolling through and saw that you went to Alaska. I was born and raised there till I left 30 years ago. I can't believe that it has been that long. I lived 2 miles from the Mendenhall Glacier. My family homesteaded 48 acres right under the mountain that you would of driven by to the glacier. My siblings would walk up to the glacier to go to the observatory and eat chili. I miss Alaska so and now live in Kansas. No mountains, no ocean. There is peace on my farm though. Thank you for letting me see my home. I do miss it a lot!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad you got to experience it. When I read how you saw the whales. When I was fishing one time with my grandparents a whale bumped our boat just to let us know that he was there. What memories I have tucked in my heart. Sorry for the ramble here. hehe
Blessings, Linda
Prairie Flower
maybe I will get your name : )