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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cruise Trek 2007

This is one trip I wish I could take. The Aussie and New Zealand tour. It is one I have dreamed of since seeing Willow many years ago. Eric and a friend took a back pack tour a few years ago and this is one of the high lights He always talks about.

Spiders are no longer a fear after seeing all the big ones in Australia. The scenery in New Zealand has always made me dream of the beauty of the Island North and South. The big iceberg that has been in the news lately seems an omen that if you want to see it go in the next few years.

Charlie is usually on top of the best places to go. I have seen quite a bit of the world with His group. So call or email Cruise Trek and get the info for a fantastic trip. No he is not paying me for this, but his web page was kind enough to link to mine and I would love to thank him and tell you all about the many trips and some of the pictures I have taken with him and the gang.

My best friends are usually a member of his group. Linda Sama whose birthday in 12 5 passed away a few years ago and I still miss her. The year when It seems everybody younger than me was taken with cancer. 1996/1997

Carolyn is still active with the group. Will and friends are heard from once in awhile. He survived the two bombs and crash of the World Trade center. Bless his heart. He named me Hugs because his 1st trip we met him in Glacier Bay. I was freezing and he looked warm. The tall Hawaiian was adorable. So many good people you will not have a bad time if you go.

To the lady I was assigned table to the 1st trip in 1993 I did not put salad in your pocket book. You all were the worst people I met in all the trips I took. Thank goodness I never had to deal with you all after that. Even the one that hit me in the back on a later cruise. Man she was so miserable she hated herself.

Carolyn, Linda, Maria, Will and all the rest Have a great year, and Linda I miss you.

Monday, November 27, 2006

So how was your November

I will be so glad when this month is over. The reason the blog has not been updated in the last month is my computer power unit ended its long and much used life.

After my Nephew and Niece rounded me up a great new base my son and I have been working to teach me how to use it. It is so much more than my old one was. I was lucky the hard drive lived on so I did not lose my pictures and other personal stuff.

I would like to thank the friend of my Granddaughter for the review of my blog and it still surprises me to see how far reaching this blog has traveled. It was started Christmas a year ago and before long I will have to get a new picture posted with or without the beret.

Thanksgiving was great until my grandson knocked out or broke his two front teeth. It took until today to find a dentist open but boy do the teeth look great now.

My back decided to put me in the old age bracket last weekend and today it is so much better. The emergency room people lost my shoes and I had to spend an extra hour with them looking for the shoes. Two visits in the last month is more than I have been in years.
Boy do I feel my age.

The rains came and now the sun today it was in the high 60s degrees for you in Germany freezing. You two need to get me your Christmas list. The peanut butter will be mailed tomorrow.

This has been a weird year. After Germany in January I have not been anywhere except Tennessee and Mississippi.

Here are a few pictures taken in the last couple of months. The teeth are the repaired ones from Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Hubbard Bay Alaska

A few years ago I took my 2nd cruise to Alaska and came down from Seward Alaska to Vancover BC. It was as usual one of the most scenic states and trips in the world.

We had flown from Atlanta to Anchorage. We spent the night in a hotel that was being reenovated and for the 1st time I saw what was a mystery to me. How can it be daylight at 2am in the morning. Amazing as we watched the day turn into day.

Party time and a great time was had by all. The next day we hopped on a bus and headed south to catch the ship. When we had flown in the state seemed to be one frozen land but the more we traveled the diversity of the state is amazing.

Train and buses carried us to the port and one of the 1st stops was Hubbard Bay. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I am about to include 5000 words of beauty that can only be seen to stand in awe of the work of the Maker.

Each glacier is named after a university such as Brown ,Yale and so on. Enjoy and if ever offered a chance GO. Inside strait or south from Seward you have not seen anything yet.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Searching for the Perfect Day

This has turned into a lovely day. This time of the year is of course one of my favorite times.

I have seen so much this year and truly gone from the highs to the lows. My throat being one of the bottoms and My trip to Germany one of the highs. My life has changed in the last few years I worked for 37 + years and then the infamous downsizing came along and I ended with a perfect deal 3 years ago. How did I ever find time to work.

It seems when one door closes another opens and you find it so true. There are times when you feel like you walk alone and others you look down and the shadows of faith are carrying you on.

Enough said of the way I think, both of my children think I am a little off center anyway. But they still love me.

The perfect day would be to be with them on a long cruise after I win the lottery or the big jackpot in Vegas. Oh well I do dream big if you gotta dream.

Today I entered in a few of my old photos and it is amazing how my children changed into fine young men and wonderful people. Lots of love to the grandkids too.