Monday, February 28, 2011

Signs of Spring -- At Last

Early Azalea in the front yard

A few days ago I saw some color in the hedge. Today there were lots of blooms on this one bush. Soon the whole front yard will be full of blooming azaleas. Many different kinds.

Early Azaleas in the front yard

Early Azaleas in the front yard

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Next Cruise: Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau. Click on image to enlarge.

We don't like to be far from home during hurricane season but late spring-early summer is a fine time for us to be away. And go on a cruise. This time it's on the Golden Princess for a tour of Alaksa's Inside Passage.

The cruise is seven nights, round trip out of Seattle. On it we visit Glacier Bay, Mendenhall Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Alaska and Victoria, BC. And there's a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad up into the mountains outside Skagway. A bonus will be the opportunity to see a little of Seattle before and after the cruise.