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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE...



We really did enjoy our trip to Alaska..
Being on a beautiful ship, seeing beautiful country
was a dream come true.
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These pieces of glaciers floating in the water were just AWESOME...


This is one of my favorite photos of MR. SWEET...
He has had " GOING TO ALASKA" as Number 1 on his BUCKET LIST ever since I first met him over 50 years ago..this photo ...just says it ALL, to me...


Twin waterfalls right beside our ship...AMAZING !

The water of a glacier is so PURE, it's truly BLUE.

If you saw my photos from our helicopter ride to the top of a glacier and walking around on it, you might remember how BLUE the melting water was.
We had never, ever seen anything like this....

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Beauty EVERYwhere we looked...


I had this email from my friend, RAINEY, and wanted to share it with you....and she said OK...


"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 of glacier. 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!


Someday I will do a post about my adventures as the chef on the High Hopes II in Juneau Alaska... It was one of the most exciting and challenging times of my life! So many amazing things happened there... When I think back its almost like another lifetime! I could write a book about it... I thought about writing a book while I was up there... But I was just so busy... I guess I have the time now that I am retired! Rainey


Oh, we hope you WILL write a book someday, Rainey...how interesting and fun that experience must have been for you.....

We had only ONE rough, choppy day and night on the entire cruise...and it wasn't TOO bad...

OK, SHELIA..I was SNAPPING all over the place.....JUST FOR YOU !! This was on board ship....
I don't have a single solitary clue as to WHY I am stooping...surely it wasn't a SHORT mirror...
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I am a proud member of the BATHROOM BEAUTY SNAPPERS, whose CEO is MIZZ SHELIA..




Now I guess THIS is an ALASKAN BIKINI...(or is it underwear ?? )
This was in the window of a cute store in KETCHIKAN...
You gotta love the humor of it !! ;-)

We really did have a lot of fun in KETCHIKAN...

We found a CANDY store...while MR. SWEET was getting out his MONEY,

the candy store lady said, "POSE" ....and.....I DID !

I don't have a clue why I can get into the goofiest poses...UNLESS....



THIS MAPLE WALNUT FUDGE

did it to me !!

LINKING WITH:

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY and WATERY WEDNESDAY

25 comments:

Debby said...

Beautiful pictures. I cannot believe that you are 72, you sure don't look it. What a handsome couple you are.

Theresa said...

BJ, you just pushed me from, I wanna go there... to, I gotta go there! The most beautiful pictures and that one of Mr. Sweet is perfect! You have to frame it! I wonder what he was thinking about!

Thanks for sharing these pictures! Have a blessed day and it was surely the fudge:)

Mitzi said...

Love seeing and hearing about your trip. We hope to take a cruise to Alaska sometime too.

J Bar said...

Amazing iceberg shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Another great post, looks like so much fun! And I think that pic of Mr is perfect, hope the whole family gets one!

Julie Harward said...

Yes, thats it..the fudge, does weird thing to me too LOL Loved all these pictures and hearing more about it all..thanks for sharing...more please! (My wild sister lives up there, I think she has that very bikini!) :D

Lesley said...

It all looks so breathakingly beautiful.
And you both seem to have had the time of your lives!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the pics! That maple fudge is not too bad, either!!!
xo
Robin

The Inspired Nest said...

The pics are great, but you are better! I love your bikini shot! I need one of those for the cold Florida nights!

Stacey said...

That looks like so much fun! My hubby has just started visiting Alaska on business pretty regularly. He gets to go fishing there with customers in August. He can hardly wait!

I do hope you have that picture of Mr. Sweet in a picture frame. It's precious.

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

Great pictures. Especially the one of Mr Sweet....I am so happy that he could cross this off his bucket list! Alaska looks like the most beautiful place and I hope I can visit there someday. Please keep showing pictures....I love them!
Hugs,
Penny

Nanna said...

thanks for stopping by for Blue Monday BJ, fantastic Alaska pictures, truely a fantastic trip!
Helen

Annesphamily said...

Hi friend! I would love to go to Alaska! My Brother-in-law leaves tomorrow for a two week fishing trip with his wife and their friends. They rent an RV. I am not a camping kinda gal! I like your trip better!

I gave you an award at my blog. I hope you will stop by! Hugs to my sweet friend! Anne

SmilingSally said...

What a PERFECT anniversary trip, BJ.

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

Wow! This is such a special trip! It's really a dream come true. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

Have a blessed week.

Kass said...

Love that bikini!

ksarra said...

Hi BJ, WOW! What a beautiful place. I am amazed at the beauty in our world. Have a wonder-filled day friend.

Kathleen Grace said...

The glacier ice looks like it is glowing in that photo BJ! Alaska looks like such an amazing place, thank you for sharing your experiences and photos with those of us who havent been there:>)

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Ann said...

Oh those glaciers are magnificent. I really want to go there some day too. My Dad was stationed in Fairbanks during WWII. You took some awesome pictures.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh how beautiful. The pictures are great. You are both so cute. Love the bikini. More material at the top than the bottom.
QMM

nancy said...

Lovely photos, my folks wants to go on the cruise and they're near 80's. Glad you had a good time. Take care. Nancy

eileeninmd said...

Mr Sweet must have been thrilled wiht the Alaska cruise. The photos are wonderful.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

LOVE that you are adding more Alaska pics every so often... beautiful pictures & brings back memories of our Alaskan cruise a few yrs. ago. We also Loved Ketchican... such a sweet town & just as sweet to see from the boat.
Got to have a balcony room if you are doing Alaska...

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

It sounds like a really fun trip! I love the pictures.....I can't believe the color of the water and how blue the glaciers are!!! I've never seen anything like it!