Hi. As usual, I'm later getting back to my blog than I promised. It always takes me awhile to get back into the swing of things. Hope everyone had a great couple of weeks while I was gone.
That vacation I told you I was going on was an Alaskan Cruise. We had a wonderful time and since I happen to have a blog, I'm going to share a couple classic vacation pictures. (Aw, come on. I'll look at yours.)
First, just a couple shots taken from the ship. I wish these pictures did the scenery justice. It was breathtaking.
The next one was taken from inside the helicopter that took us to the top of the Mendenhall glacier. We had to go over those mountains ahead of us. I'm not sure my stomach made it.
Here's the helicopter lifting off after depositing us on the glacier.
And here's a little piece of the glacier.
The top of the glacier is broken by numerous cracks or fissures. The ice deep inside the fissure is bright blue. This is because the lower ice is so compressed by the glacier, it can only reflect one part of the light color spectrum.
We also took a ride on the White Plains Railroad which was built during the Alaskan Gold Rush. I got this picture of the front of the train from our car as we went around a curve, but I tried not to look straight down.
Here's the sea plane we took into the Misty Fjords. The couple with us was my big brother and my sis-in-law. This trip was extra special to me because it was the first time my brother and I vacationed together since we were kids. (A really long time ago.)
We did see some wildlife but only this guy hung around long enough for me to get his picture.
Okay, that's all. Thanks for letting me share.
I have one other picture but it's not of our vacation. Yesterday, I attended a lovely brunch at the home of author Duffy Brown, hosted by Tonya Kappes, Nancy Naigle and of course, Duffy. Just wanted to say thanks again, ladies. It was delightful.
I have some other bits of news but nothing that can't wait till next time. I need to get moving so I can visit all of you and see what everyone's been up to. It's nice to go away but always nice to come back.
Thought for the Day:
The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
(yes, this thought was prompted by the non-stop eating we did on the cruise)