Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christmas Find -Beautiful Blue Star

I found this wonderful little star at an estate sale this weekend.  I am guessing it is part of a Christmas decoration.  I do believe the crystals are glass, not sure about the blue in the middle.  Does anyone recognize this from any memories?  It is missing one of the small crystals, I don't think that takes away from it's charm.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Day Late Arriving In Alaska

Kara, Tyler, and Tom

Tyler and I drove to North Carolina to catch a flight to Atlanta, we were late getting to Atlanta, due to weather, so we missed our Atlanta flight. After standing in a very long line, we were rescheduled to fly out the next morning at 9:30 a.m.  At first we were going to get a room overnight, but anger and worry about getting back to the airport in time made us decide to stay in the airport.  I am very glad we did, we were told when rescheduling, there would be no other flights we could catch, I just couldn't believe that.  So, later that evening my son checked the flight board, there was a flight leaving for Seattle, (where we were now headed, instead of straight to Alaska) at 10:30 that night, it was just before 10:00.  I went to the gate to check if they possibly had any empty seats, what she told me was very confusing, we were booked on that flight. I don't know how or why but we were glad to get on it.  We arrived in Seattle just after 3:00 a.m.  Our scheduled flight to Alaska wasn't until 2:00 p.m.  We really didn't want to wait that long so when someone arrived at the gate around 5:00 a.m. we got our tickets changed to a 6:00 a.m. flight (after paying an extra $50.00 to change the ticket!)  Finally, we arrived in Alaska around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, tired and hungry.  We were suppose to get there 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  Better late than never!  Tom and Kara picked us up at the airport and took us to a delicious and much needed breakfast!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Heading To Alaska

Four years ago my youngest son and I flew to Anchorage, Alaska to visit my oldest son.  He was about to get out of the Air Force and insisted we come to Alaska before he came home. Actually he told me he wouldn't come home if I didn't come up there first to visit.  I am not a big fan of flying, and I live in Virginia, but we did it.  The flight takes about eleven hours, reading is good to occupy the mind.  So, my son did come home,  for a year, then he got a job on the same base in Alaska, as a civilian, doing the same job he did in the Air Force.  He bought a house last year and is now insisting we come up to visit again.  He can be very persistent.  So, my youngest and I, (hub is staying home to take care of everything, he has a bad back and doesn't think he can handle sitting so long -good excuse) are heading off to the great beyond on Tuesday.  I do look forward to seeing my son and his fiance -but I really hate the flying part.
Pictures from '06, hope to get more this time.

It was about a mile hike to this beautiful waterfall.

I wanted to see a moose before we left, on the last day we were leaving
a spot where we had been walking a trail, and there he (or she) was, on the
side of the road!


More glacier