Sunday, May 19, 2013

Back from the Wilds

My blog has been quiet for the past week-ish because Dan and I have been vacationing - in Alaska! Yes, we took a cruise out of Seattle that went to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchican and Victoria (Canada) and got back last night. So now I'm working through my 1,315 pictures to get down to something share-able. (My first pass at the pictures has gotten things down to 883.)

We were there for the beginning of the Alaskan spring which meant we were out and about in weather that most Texans would call winter. So it is nice to be back home with 80+° heat! But it was a very neat trip, even with temperatures in the 40s (and rain)!

I'm sure it will take me a bit to get through all the pictures, but here's a bit of a sampling:

Leaving Seattle
Leaving Seattle

Iceburg (& Birds)
Iceberg Ahoy!

Porcupine in a Tree
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska

Dan & Davidson Glacier
Dan at the Davidson Glacier
Glacier Point, Alaska

Glacier Bay
Scenic Cruising
Glacier Bay, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska

Tulip at The Butchart Gardens
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

And though I was on vacation, I did manage to get a bit of knitting in (thanks to my new KA Switch 9" interchangeables).

Scenic Knitting Cruising

I spent some downtime during the vacation working on a pair of socks that will be for Dan. I've dubbed them my Wilderness socks as 1) I've been working on them in Alaska and 2) it's got a bit of buffalo fiber in them, which is a bit wilder than just plain sheep, right? I didn't manage to finish them on the trip but I don't have a ton to go, so hopefully I'll finish them up this week. As I launder my way through half our closet and edit all my pictures.

As soon as I get all the pictures edited and up on Flickr, I'll post a slideshow. Hopefully it should be soon!


  1. Yeah! - Y'all did make it to Buchart Gardens. And that Glacier Bay shot is breathtaking!! Glad y'all are home safe and sound!

    1. We did! We didn't get a lot of daylight there, but it was still pretty amazing. And yeah, there was a lot of gorgeous scenery - pretty amazing stuff!

  2. Yay, welcome back!! Can't wait to see your pictures. Yay icy cruise!

    1. Thank you! It's nice to be home in warm weather again! :) And I'm slowly working my way through pictures. They should all be up no later than this time next week, though. Hopefully sooner!