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!