I've just a couple more photos of Alaska to share and then I'll stop yakkin about it. :-) I think I mentioned in a previous post that these tee-tiny coastal towns in Alaska...maybe 5000 people, get flooded with people from cruise ships 6 days a week. Here's a shot of Main Street in Skagway, taken from the far end and looking back down at one of the ships 'parked' there for the day.
It is just THE oddest juxtaposition. This is what we saw right when we got off the ship;
Can you say 'Norman Rockwell'? And you should've seen the salmon jumping around in there! I almost thought I could reach in and grab one (if in fact I ever planned on touching a fish in this lifetime, which I don't).
Here's John standing in front of a bldg that (as I think you can tell) is completely covered in sticks and driftwood. Hadn't ever seen anything quite like it before!
WOW...look at that blue sky! We're talking some clean air here folks! Speaking of the sky...one evening I looked out our stateroom window (and please take my advice...spend the extra couple hundred on a room with a window when you cruise..otherwise it really would feel like a shoebox. Better yet, I'm getting a balcony if we ever go again!) Okay so I look out the window and see this:
So yeah; who hasn't seen a pink sunset, right? ...but look closely at those pink clouds. They are independent of the other clouds. In all my almost 50 years of lookin at skies I have never seen that. I thought I was havin a pot smoking flashback from the 70's or something (oh...that sky would have been a fun thing to see back then!) I thought it was the grooviest thing I'd seen in quite a while!
Okay...last of the Alaska pics now. We went down this narrow little inlet to get a peek at 'glaciers', which I take it is 10,000 year old ice (I'll admit, I wasn't listening to the overhead real well).
Stayed parked in there for 90 minutes for picture taking purposes, and then somehow turned right around (those ships really are amazing) and went back on our way. Here's a close-up of glacial ice, which is different from regular ice by being so blue (this pic is untouched.)
Okay. Back to life here at home....
While on the cruise I got an email from Jenny Holiday ( I know that's not her name but I bet YOU know who I'm talkin about when I call her that!) notifying me that she'd nominated me for a Nice Matters Award
I frantically replied "Oh Thank you! But what do I DO with it!?" Didn't want to screw it up...not knowing what IT might be. What a maroon, huh? Well, since getting home and doing a little blog-surfing I see that one posts it on their blog and publicly thanks the person and often goes on to nominate other people. I think I just did all that except the nominate other people part but it seems kinda late (in other words, I've 'missed that boat') and I also see that most of the people I would've nominated have already been done. So, again; I'll just say THANKS JENNY! By the way, Jenny passing out nice awards is about like, well; like the ice cream man passing out popsicles! Am I right?
Sometimes I come across things that make me say "OH. MY. GOD! That ought to be on the side of every bus so that everybody knows it!" (Yes, I actually say that out loud.) Like "You Should Read The World's Greatest Salesman. It Will Improve Your Life."
And "You Should Watch The Secret. It Will Improve Your Life."
I got up at 5:30 this morning with the will to implement Bloglines into my schedule and two hours later I just have to say "You Should Implement and Use a Blog Reader For Keeping Up With Your Favorite Blogs. It Will Improve Your Time Management."
Seriously! Assuming I'm not the last person on earth to know about this (and that wouldn't surprise me at all) you should def check it out! Already I feel like I'm more 'in the know'! :-)