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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A RIDE OF A LIFETIME...

JUNEAU, ALASKA..

Our daughter and son scheduled this

AWESOME HELICOPTER ride out to a GLACIER for us !!

MENDENHALL GLACIER

OMGosh ! We are just about to go up...
ON A GLACIER...!!
Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think Mr. Sweet and I
would actually sit our feet down on...A GLACIER !
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Lifting UP UP and AWAY....
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Can you believe that MOI got to ride UP FRONT...
Great Balls of Fire...
this was so beautiful, I will never, ever be able to tell you....
My photos don't even come CLOSE to the beauty we saw that day....
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Our adorable little pilot...SHO..
He said, "Like SHOW me the money"....
I leaned back and told MR. SWEET not to forget to TIP him !! ;>)
I have over 250 photos taken on this helicopter ride...
but will only show a few...
Don't wanna bore my sweet friends...
and I SO hope that ya'll get to see all this some day...
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To tell you the truth...
it actually was so MAGNIFICENT
I cried most of the time I was up there.
It was just so very humbling to be able to see
THAT MUCH OF GOD'S WORK....ALL AT ONE TIME.
Overwhelming !
SHO kept asking if I was okay...
so I TRIED not to bawl and squall out loud...
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On the way back, I rode beside MR. SWEET...
still SILENTLY shedding tears...
I am getting a lump the size of NYC in my throat, just thinking about it.
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THIS is the glacier....

Can you believe this TEXTURE ?
Me, either !!!
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These photos HAVE NOT BEEN RETOUCHED nor altered in any way...
The melting glacier IS THAT BLUE.
THAT PURE...
THAT AIRLESS..
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I was looking at it with my own two eyes and STILL couldn't believe how BLUE it was.
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SHO said because it had no air or impurities, the water stayed this blue.
He chipped off a little of the GLACIER, that's it in his hand...
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I put a piece of it in my mouth and he said,
"OMG, woman ! You didn't put that in your mouth, did you?"
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I nearly p'd all over my self, thinking, "worms"....
Then he just died laughing...
said, "just teasing ya!"
THANKS, SHO...I nearly had a heart attack!!
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It kinda reminded me of the MOON....or....MARS....
just so pretty !!

Well....just had to show you that we ate ICE CREAM while in ALASKA...!
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SHE rode this same helicopter ride...
and
I am thinking .....
"MY butt sat in the same spot as HER butt..."
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NOW, I ask you.....
HOW SPECIAL IS THAT !!!!
BUTT-CHEEKING WITH ROYALTY!
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51 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I am loving these pictures! I want to do this next year....need to check into it now!! Your shots are amazing!!!

Kathleen said...

It looks like the trip of a lifetime. I will have to go via you though!
And believe me your butt is royaler than hers, Miss Married for 50 years!

Beth said...

BJ, It's fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Gorgeous pics! I am so happy that you and Mr. Sweet got to go - Alaska is awesome! Do you know about Nan's blog: Retired in Alaska? http://nansnewsfromthenorth.blogspot.com It brings back memories of our trip every time I see it. She sees and photographs moose in her yard. I think she lives in paradise!
BJ, I'm excited about your giveaway and wanted to let you know I have another giveaway going too, from now through July 24. Stop by when you have a chance!
Love you Sister! Beth

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you so much for taking us along with you.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, how wonderful to get to take the helicopter ride! You look so cute up there and I can just see the joyness of your little tears running down your cheeks! You took some gorgeous shots too! I can't believe you and Mr. Sweets are standing on that glacier! Oh, that's marvelous. Did your tiny feet freeze off?
Mr. Precious and I had a helicopter ride in Hawaii once. I was so scared! But it was just the smoothest ride and like a dream. I'll bet yours was the same way!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love the photos but your enthusiasm is so infectious...what a wonderful post of your adventure...

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This truly does look spectacular, I'm so glad you got to go and share it with all of us!

Debby said...

What a wonderful experience. How nice of your children to do that for you. I can't believe you stood on a glacier. Hey, what did it taste like, hah.

Tete said...

Wonderful photos and I love the blue of the water. The butt cheeking with royalty is a hum dinger. Almost peed my pants laughing.
I'll be back to visit later!

craftyles said...

Wow-fantastic photos. That blue is beautiful! WHat an awesome ride you must have had!

Miss Gracie's House said...

That really is amazing...what an awesome opportunity!
rene

Melissa said...

Wow, gutsy! I'm afraid to fly so there is NO WAY I'd get in a helicopter. Maybe I need to get over my fear because that all looks so awesome! Love the ice cream pic too!

Fun With This and That said...

That is a great trip. Was it cold?the pictures are amazing Laura Q

Linnea W said...

I've looked through both your posts of your trip. You have such a fun way with words and the camera; I can really tell how MUCH you enjoyed this part of the trip! I've never been on this cruise, but I keep thinking that I should book one one day soon. I enjoy looking at your posts! Thanks for telling me about them.

Natasha said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that before. I would love to visit Alaska one day. My parents went about 10 years and they still rave about it! One day....

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Tracy F. said...

On a cruise to Alaska, a few years ago.we also went on the helicopter ride to Mendenhall Glacier. It was September and we were able to visit the summer camp for the sled dogs. As major dog people, it was one of the best experiences of our life. We got to hold some tiny Huskie puppies. And, the helicopter ride was awesome. My husband rode "shotgun" and loved it!

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing all this bj, I just love it! I would have cries too...we are so tiny in the midst of all God's creations and yet so important to him...mind boggling! Just beautiful :D

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh BJ the pictures of the glacier are beyond words!! I've heard that unless you see it in person none of the pictures ever do it justice. I still think it is gorgeous!! And wow, your hiney sat where Princess Diana sat?? :) Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I'm loving following all your trip. Hugs!! Laura

AshTreeCottage said...

What a fabulous trip! Your photos are spectacular. That glacier is just amazing!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Terri said...

I cried just looking at your pics! Those are gorgeous! I want to go to Alaska some time... hopefully soon~

The Paint Splash said...

I ALWAYS love coming by your place for a visit! We pray we get to do that trip someday. I looks like you and you hubby had a wonderful time. I laughed out loud on your comment about QD. Have a great week and come by for a visit when you can. Debbie

Rebecca said...

I'd be too scared-love the pictures though!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BJ,
Spectacular photos. So glad you had such a great time. You and Princess Di. I loved her! A good Mommy to her boys. :)
xo
Robin

Anonymous said...

Thanks BJ for taking us along in pics! You have 2 great kids! And they sure do not bore me!

Sheree~East Texas

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How stunningly beautiful BJ! You lucky girl you!

Those pictures are wonderful too! Keep em coming!
Hugs,
Penny

JEANNE said...

Good morning BJ, boy your flight to the glacier is so wonderful. We took that same trip to that glacier when we were in Alaska. I wonder if I butt cheeked with you and Diana. Laughing at you here. You come up with the funniest things in blogging print. That is one of the reasons I love you girl. I am so happy you could experience such an awesome thing as standing on a glacier. You have wonderful thoughtful children BJ. Blessings to them for giving you this awesome trip.

Love your post today and you too.
Jeanne

~~Carol~~ said...

It must have been a heavenly experience, being up there on that glacier! It really does look like you could have been on the moon! I'm sure this trip is one that you'll remember for a lifetime!
Happy White Wednesday!
Carol

Marilyn said...

Beautiful......
Great Post!!
Love,
Marilyn

Jeanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following BJ...what a grea blog you have. I love your travel photos!!

Look forward to following your travels!

Jeanne:)

Dena said...

Oh my gosh BJ, what an amazing experience! I could never do it...I'm so afraid of heights, but wow! Just beautiful, and then to think that your butt sat in the same spot as royalty! That is so cool!!! Oh that blue, now there's a memory indeed :)

Hugs,
Dena

Kim said...

Breathtaking pictures BJ! You go girl! I love your awesome spirit, sense of humor and youthful nature. In short, I love you!!!
Hey, I just posted about what I got with the CSN gift I won from you!
xoxo,
Kim

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh BJ, thank you for taking us along with you, on this amazing adventure. A glacier!!! Wow! And I especially needed these pics, on the hot day [of a bunch of them] we are having up here in *Yankee Land.* Eeeeeeek!

But look at that ice! Does that ever look goooood to me! :-) Never knew a glacier had such texture. And the pure blue of them melting parts. Amazing!

Yes, this must have been a real highlight of your trip!!!

And you can close your eyes and transport yourself back there again, in memory! Lucky you!

Cooling gentle hugs...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What gorgeous photos! Now how are you liking this hot weather in Texas? Must be quite the transition!
Brenda

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi BJ,
O.K. I'm so sold on Alaska! I have a tin full of change already saved. I wonder how much is in there!....
I would have cried too seeing what you saw... the blue water is amazing for sure. The wonders of the world!
and by the way your photo's do not bore me at all! I love them.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

The Muse said...

There is no place like this on earth...I am so delighted you are being able to have this adventure!

And to take time to share is just proof once more why you are thought of so sweetly in blogland!

clustres said...

I went to Alaska a couple of years ago and am dying to go back! Thanks for the picture trip! This is my first time to your blog and your comment about earrings...that cracks me up!
Thanks,
Pam

Alice said...

I knew you would love Alaska. the glaziers have always facinated me too and they are so beautiful. GOD'S HANDIWORK!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Butt cheeking with royalty!? Lol, you "crack" me up! The phots are amazing and I wish I were there right now instead of sitting in this 97 degree heat wave up here in Michigan! The texture if the glacier IS amazing, it looks like crinkled paper! I love seeing these, I know this would be a dream come true trip for my husband and now I would love to go too!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Such a beautiful part of the world! How fun to see it from the air!

Your pics are gorgeous!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a glorious trip!

Marie said...

Your photos from your trip to Alaska are fabulous! You're right, you and Princess Di have shared the same experience. And you and your husband look so sweet together. He's a sweetheart isn't he???
-marie

GrannySue said...

You are cracking me up!! Butt-cheeking with royalty indeed. Let's hope the mutual experiences with Lady Di end here!!!! Things didn't turn out too well for her.

Justine said...

Holy cow, BJ, that is so stunningly beautiful... I can totally understand why you cried the whole time! And then to be able to get out of the chopper and STAND on the glacier? Wow. Amazing.

You and Mr. Sweet are one of the cutest damn couples I've ever laid eyes on.

Justine :o )

Sage said...

Fantastic photos and love your description; you make it so real!
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Rita

Renata said...

WOW! Thank you for share that amazing experience! This is a small world ...I was looking at the vest the pilot was wearing and I work for the company that made that vest!

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SueLovesCherries said...

(I think you should delete that Anonymous comment!)

I can see why you cried the whole flight! Breathtakingly fantastic! The photos just about took my breath away! And some folks say there isn't a God - HA!

Really Rainey said...

Hello BJ my dear!
I am so happy you enjoyed Alaska like you did... One can't articulate how amazing it is... you just have to experience it! Now imagine being in Juneau all summer and cooking on a beautiful 70 yacht all week. Surrounded with all that amazing scenery! I used to scoop out glacier pieces with the net... bring them into the galley and chip off pieces and make the guests drinks with hunks or glaicer. Then I would use the rest for the dinner buffet table "Ice Sculpture" The pure ice is beautiful, lasts a long time and it was a unique experience for my guests! I cracked up at Sho, teasing you like that! That is the purest water on earth.
I just love looking at your photos and reading about your experiences!
Rainey

The Wired Angel said...

Great pics BJ.. what a sensational vacation. Lucky you! I had my son and husband nearby and we all got a laugh out of 'still fitting into those earrings'.. I think I'll make into a card! I've never seen CSN, and am window wishing right now. Thanks for telling me about it! Hugs, Peggy x

LV said...

Thank you for taking me on another ride to the glaciers. My sister and I did this very thing a few years ago, and loved it. I am not sure I would do it again, but it was one of the highlights in my life.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh My Goodness! I scanned back through your posts knowing that you would have posted cruise pictures while I was at my dad's. This is so gorgeous I can't stand it. My parents took a cruise to Alaska a few years ago and just loved it. I'm so glad now that they had that opportunity. You must have had the most amazing time. So pretty...