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Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Dream Revisited

I have posted about the MAGNIFICENT  GIFT  our family gave to
Mr. Sweet and myself, for our 50th anniversary, in 2010.
AN ALASKAN CRUISE...
O MY.......

I don't know why, but I always cry my eyes out over things like this...
We both were in total SHOCK.

One of our favorite spots on the cruise....
KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
It was so clean and bright and just a beautiful sea-side port.
The long BRIDGE taking us from the ship into this beautiful little town.
As I was walking this wooden planked bridge,
the tune of ♫♪♪....under the boardwalk.....down by the sea....♪♫♫
was running thru my mind.
This beautiful KETCHIKAN was, by far, the most picturesque of all the ports we were in.




"ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END...."
or so they say.

As my Texas cowboy and I boarded the ship to leave KETCHIKAN, it might have "come to an end"
but it will never end in our memories.


Our thanks, once more to our sweet family for gifting us a trip that we will never ever, in a million, trillion years, FORGET......

......almost 2 years later, I still cry when I think of it all....



I am linking with:
SUNDAY BRIDGES 
SCENIC SUNDAY
BLUE MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY
MOTIVATED MONDAY
(just seeing these photos again MOTIVATES me to plan another trip, SOON)
xoxoxo, bj

36 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely anniversary gift from your family. I am sure you had a great time, it is a beautiful place. Ketchikan is a cute town, I also stopped there on our Alaskan cruise. Wonderful photos.

Rita said...

I remember reading that post; very touching. Never been on a cruise; kind of nervous on the water.
Rita

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm so happy for you that you made memories that warm your heart.
It looks like a beautiful place and somewhere I too would love to visit.

Theresa said...

I remember this and can't believe it has been that long! My goodness how time flies! We have talked about going on an Alaskan cruise too:) So much beauty that we have never seen! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I remember your trip...it was fun seeing your pictures again.
Hugs,
Penny

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The Alaskan cruise we did a few years ago was my favorite. We loved Ketchikan, too.

Sherry said...

That was awesome! What a beautiful place! I'm now following you and I want my chocolate :) Seriously, I love your blog and look forward to seeing more!
Sherry's Bees Nest

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» thought there weren't many possibilities for a bridge post for a blog in Lubbock, TX (his home town...) - but look what you came up with! Fantastic! He thanks you for this fine contribution to his 100th Sunday Bridge Series post!

Marydon said...

You were very blessed with this magnificent gift, BJ. My hubby loves Alaska. So remember your share back then ...

I am going to be sharing with you a new recipe I came up with for frosting those sugar cookies ... my gosh!!! It is to die for. You like Maple Bars? Then you will never want another one after eating this frosting on that cookie.

Happy Valentine's
TTFN ~
Marydon

Blondie's Journal said...

You have the sweetest kids! The cruise looks like it was just lovely!

XO,
Jane

Patti said...

The Alaskan cruise was my very first cruise and since we have done the Eastern Caribbean twice, the Western Caribbean and we are planning the southern caribbean for next winter - We enjoy traveling this way and seeing all the different islands - I want to go to the Mediteranean (but my husband is leary)...you MUST take another!

My favorite part of the alaskan cruise was taking a helicopter over the glaciers and landing on a glacier, walking around - it was scary and exciting! I also enjoyed Sitka

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I've heard all good things about Alaskan cruises! What a wonderful gift for your anniversary! Those memories are likely to last a lifetime! :)

I'm hosting a give-away, come over and enter if you like!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What happy memories! I love having lots of photos of the special times in our lives! Beautiful! ♥

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I love when you share your warm memories! What a lovely anniversary gift from your family!

Madeline's Album said...

I know you will always have great memories of this wonderful gift from your children. The cruise sounded wonderful. The pictures in this post are fantastic. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Kathy said...

What a wonderful gift. Your pictures are so inviting. I know the memories will be with you both always.

thistlewoodfarm said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful family. What fun. My parents went on a cruise to Alaska and loved it!

blessings,
karianne

ellen b said...

That is a wonderful gift. I'm glad you are still enjoying the memories of your good time!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful thing to cry ones eyes out over! I will never have a 50th and I think and you and your beloved husband are so fortunate, bj! Pat and I would have been married 50 years back in 2004. I am so happy you have those happy and very precious memories. I think all of us feel the same way. Happy for you two!!

cathy@home said...

Lovely Post I can understand why you go all misty .

Judi said...

Hi BJ *hugs*
Loved watching your cruise pictures with your music! Cruises are wonderful and I can see your special anniversary cruise was no exception. I do remember this. Wonderful present from your family.
Have a great day.
Judi

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful anniversary gift and beautiful memories.

Regards and best wishes

Snap said...

Beautiful memories of a very special anniversary and gift. Wonderful family!

Sweet Tea said...

A gray, blustery, February day is the perfect time to remember those great memories. Loved the photos!

LV said...

Thanks BJ for letting me enjoy this trip the second time around. My sister and I went on this cruise a few yeas ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad you were blessed with the privilege.

Pie said...

Beautiful pics!

My Blue Monday.

SmilingSally said...

I envied you then, and I'm still jealous! What a super family.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

What a beautiful gift your children blessed you with! Blessings, Debbie

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a great Surprise! Your photos are fabulous.
Happy Blue Monday ~

Lavender Cottage said...

I remember...you went just before us on the cruise.
It was the best vacation we ever had and the weather was great.
I didn't cry until all the Visa bills came in. LOL
judith

NixBlog said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You have a lovely series of photos on this post. Ketchikan is indeed very picturesque. Alaska is on my list of places to visit.

Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
This brings back wonderful memories of our Alaska Cruise, it truly is the most beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine Day!
Miz Helen

chubskulit said...

That's my husband goal, to do an Alaskan tour!

Please come and see my BLUE Adventure entry. Happy Valentine's Day!

Diann said...

What a n amazing gift! My parents went on this cruise and to this day it is still their favorite adventure. It is on my list of "must do's"! Happy Valentines day BJ!

wifetoalineman02 said...

Happy 50th wedding anniversary to you both :-) what a memorable way to spend the occasion through cruise :-)
Visiting late this time from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Becolorful said...

What a terrific trip that speaks volumes about the family that gave it to you and the kind of parents you must be.
pamela