Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm back!

A rare view of the Diva ... bundled up against the cold.

Sailing towards Sawyer Glacier, Tuesday 8/31

Back from Alaska, that is, and we had a wonderful time! We actually got in around midnight on Saturday, but we are both out of whack and way off schedule from the time changes. Basically, I'm living on Alaska time ... but doing so in New York. Ack.

I don't expect to return to regularly scheduled blogging until next week, but thought I'd share a few quick pics from the trip with you. The highlights, if you will.

Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Tuesday 8/31

Mendenhall Glacier

We sailed Alaska's Inside Passage on the Norwegian Star. We left Seattle on Saturday, August 28th, and stopped in: Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Prince Rupert, B.C. The ship also toured Sawyer Glacier, which was a highlight for me. Seeing Alaska, and its glaciers in particular, has been a major to-do item on my bucket list ... and I loved every minute of it!

View of the bridge as we depart sunny Seattle, 8/28

Skagway signpost, Wednesday 9/1

Floatplane and cruise ships in busy Juneau Harbor

This last pic really sums up the Alaskan cruise experience - a magnificent confluence of the sublime and the ridiculous ... the majesty of nature juxtaposed against the absurdly decorated cruise ships. I miss it already.

I'll be sharing more photos in the days and weeks to come. This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. I've got enough material for hundreds of Wordless Wednesdays to come. You've been warned.



The Mom Chef said...

Welcome back. Your ears must have burning (yeah from the cold), but also because I've gave you a few awards yesterday, so head on to my blog when you've unpacked and pick them up! Looking forward to seeing more spectacular pictures.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely clicks, welcome back!

Wilma said...

So beautiful Auntie! I am glad you had such a wonderful trip. You deserve it!

pixelgal said...

Welcome back, my Diva! Your pictures are really great. Hope you'll share some more with us. Love you,


stephchows said...

thank you so much for sharing!! Beautiful! And you look adorable all bundled up :)

Laura said...

Hey!! I hope you had fun NOT coming to see me :) But I'll see you soon-glad you're back

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am allergic to cold daaaaaahling, but I have enjoyed looking at your pictures, and you look very darling all bundled up :D
*kisses* HH

Megan said...

Wow! Those pictures look incredible. My family went to Alaska last summer, but I did not join them because of work. I bet it's an amazing trip.

Welcome back!

Mo Diva said...

please dont ever leave me again. missed ya too much!

Love the bundled diva pic!
and the scenery is stunning! great photos! i hope you did some good eating too!

Carla and Michael said...

Magnificent photos. Can't wait to see more. Glad you had such a wonderful vacation.

Lentil Breakdown said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! Welcome back!

Molly said...

Wonderful photos! Welcome back!

Sophie said...

Welcome back, dear Diva!

That looked like a splendid trip that you did!

Lovely & awesome pictures!!

Anonymous said...

The glaciers are stunningly gorgeous!

Juliet said...

Wow. Looks cold (and fun)! Welcome back. :)

JENNerlizations said...

So The Hubster has been trying to convince me to go on an Alaskan cruise but I was worried it would be too cold. After seeing your bundly photo, the words "Oh hell naw!" came to mind. My people are a warm people.

You can expect a strongly worded letter of complaint soon.

Maven said...

The PB and I are doing the Alaskan cruise next year. Loved this! And love you - you are BEAUTIFUL (parka and all!!!)

Lynnylu said...

What a fun time! Gorgeous photos of the cruise.