Monday, March 15, 2010

Alaska

If you have been following along you know that we took a big trip last summer. Our group that travels together went on an Alaskan Cruise and I am a big chicken about flying so I talked my husband into driving me from Texas to Seattle – but not the short way – we went to San Diego and drove up the west coast. So far I have taken you across New Mexico and Arizona and up the coast to northern California. We have been through deserts, the big zoo, Hollywood, San Fran Bay, through a big tree and finally it’s time to get to Seattle, meet up with our family and friends and board the ship for Alaska.

We are cruisers. I have come to the conclusion that cruising with a family is the best value around plus when you have everyone contained on one boat, they can’t get away! The kids have to put up with their parents. We usually cruise from Galveston because it is driving distance for us and you already know how I feel about flying. I am not doing any advertising but we have a favorite cruise line and when they promote their “Fun Ships” – they really are. But some of our group wanted to switch over and try a different cruise line. I was game. We travel in a large pack so I knew we would have a good time no matter what line we cruised on. I wasn’t so sure that the other cruise line was ready for us.

We travel with a very diversified group, all tied together by livestock shows or divorces. Our ages range from my youngest daughter that is 15 to the oldest which is around 80ish. So we had 2 high school kids, 3 college kids, 1 best friend, 4 gay men, 3 senior citizens, 1 husband, 1 ex husband, 1 ex husband’s girlfriend and a partridge in a pear tree. Yep, my ex husband and his girlfriend cruised with us too. We fit very well on the Fun Ships – they are a welcoming group. The new line we tried was a little stuffy. Our group lowered the average age of the passengers. My kids said that they will think about cruising to Alaska again when they are sixty but will actually wait until they turn seventy. So you combine some gay men, one of whom loves to sparkle in everything he wears with some beverage loving college kids and you get the picture – we had a great time – the other passengers either joined in and had a good time with us, stood and stared at us or snubbed us.

We managed to still have a great time in Alaska although the hottest day on my entire trip from the tip of California to Alaska and back was in Skagway, Alaska when it topped 80 degrees. We saw Glaciers, upside down trees, Governor Palin’s House, a fish hatchery but no whales. Well not yet anyway…


This is a glacier. I went to Alaska not really knowing what a glacier was but here it is. Glaciers are huge. Notice the little people in the foreground of the picture. That's the GQ Public. That's how big a glacier is.

This is an upside down tree. Alaska is the only place I have run across one of these. There is actually a whole botanical garden full of them. The owners take the trees that die, plant them upside down and add all the foliage. They lined the walkways and were really pretty and quite a novel idea for dead trees!

This is a flower hanging from one of the upside down trees!

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19 comments:

  1. Carlicia AlexanderMarch 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    My mama wants to take an Alaskan cruise. I think a cruise should be somewhere warm like the tropics. However, your pictures have made me rethink the cruise to Alaska. Looks like it might be something interesting.

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  2. I not only like your website, but I love the picture you posted of your trip to Alaska.
    Vikkie Becker, vikkie.becker@cgb.com

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  3. That flower hanging upside down is beautiful! I would love to take an Alaskan cruise!

    Brandy Joiner, labcrazy100206@yahoo.com

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  4. I love the mountain picture. I would love to go see Mt. McKinley someday simply because my name is McKinley. No I was not named after the mountain I would just like to see it.

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  5. ☆ Great Pictures! Looks beautiful! ☆

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  6. Hi! This is Aimee Netherland Neu - I am a fan on your facebook page. I absolutely love your inventory and have a wish list a million miles long! My husband and I are both teachers and one of our dream things to do in the summer is to spend a few weeks in Alaska, your blog is inspiring. Now, we just have to wait for our three yr old Allie Beth to get a little more "travel friendly".. PS: Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  7. Love you pictures! My parents just got back from that cruise, they loved every part of it. I can't wait to get my first order of your products, they look wonderful! Waiting on my tax refund!! Julie Luttrull

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  8. Beautiful photos (and products)!

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  9. LOVE LOVE love your website!!! And the drawing for $25 aint bad either! ;)

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  10. I am patiently waiting for my husband to get home with the CC so I can place an order!!

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  11. Love the picture of the upside down tree and flowers!

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  12. Love the pics....the upside down tree is awesome!

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  13. This is great. My grandparents went last summer on the same cruise. Sounds like yall are a fun bunch to cruise with.

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  14. I love the pictures!!! Ps- i love the jewelry you do & the drawing is a great idea!!!

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  15. The flowers are beautiful!!
    Your jewelry is amazing!

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  16. The upside down tree is amazing! I bet it was just beautiful to see.

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  17. My grandmother went there and loved it!!! I just love all your stuff...so cute!!

    Alisha Windon

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  18. I love all of your clothing and jewelry! I would love to win the $25!!

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