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Back on Dry Land!

We arrived home from the Stampin' Up! Alaska cruise yesterday (Friday) afternoon.  It was nice to see the "animals" (Sasha and Isabel) again and get back in the groove of daily life. 

I thought I would share a few photos of the trip.  The one above was taken our final night in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada).  We witnessed simply marvelous scenery the entire trip.  The time spent with my family and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators and employees was priceless.

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Waiting on deck to begin the cruise, overlooking Seattle.

My fellow cabin mates (Caroline, my 17 year old daughter, and husband, Scott)

The lumberjack show in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The tell tale signs of a glacier ahead (Tracy Arm Fjord)

Scott and Caroline with glacier in background

Breathtaking glacier!

Caroline on our room (ship) balcony.

The Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. Canada

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35 thoughts on “Back on Dry Land!”

  1. Thank you Mary for sharing the beautiful photos of your family and your trip. Your daughter is beautiful and looks just like you!!! I’m glad that you had a great trip and back safe and sound!!

  2. Beautiful pictures and such a lovely family Mary … your daughter looks just like you! Glad you had a wonderful time and are back safely!

  3. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures! One day I hope to go to Alaska… hopefully on that cruise!

    Welcome Home to Sunny Arizona!


  4. Hello Mary: What a beautiful daughter you have!! It’s fabulous to spend some time with your family in this amazing places. That picture of the glacier is trully breathtaking!! The flowers behind you in the first picture are amazing, what is it?? it looks like an Azalea?? The color is gorgeous.
    Wellcome back home!

  5. I haven’t been on an Alaskan cruise, but I HAVE been to the Empress Hotel. I had high tea there in the Palm Court with my son when he was 10 (22 years ago!). To my surprise, he loved it. Thanks for the memories!

  6. What wonderful pictures ! It is nice to see your family–I bet your pets were so glad to see you too!

  7. Mary, so glad you had a nice trip and had fun with your family! Thanks for sharing the pictures – they are wonderful 🙂 Welcome back!

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful time…so glad you got to go….thanks for sharing the pictures…so beautiful.

  9. You were playing in my neck in of the woods 🙂 We are across the straight from Victoria but have been there many times. Knew it HAD to be BC when I saw the gorgeous Rhodo in the BG of your picture and of course, I spotted the Empress Hotel right away. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Victoria is a beautiful city – you should see the parliament building all light up at Christmas.



  11. Appears you and your family had a wonderful time! Alaska is beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Thank You Mary for sharing your Pictures…beautiful! And so is your daughter Caroline! Welcome home..

  13. I absolutely LOVE you photos, especially the whole family. You all are truly a good looking crew. I am happy that you had this well-deserved trip and family time. Your other photos are beautiful, amazing scenery. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Lovely photos, brought back memories of our Alaska cruise years ago. Isn’t it fun being cold at this time of year? Looks like you had a great time. Glad you are back safely! Can’t wait to see your new Stampin’ Space!!

  15. Thanks for sharing your photos. Your family is adorable and I’m sure you had a wonderful vacation. Now, back to stamping-woohoo!

  16. Thanks for sharing, Mary. Gorgeous scenery! Cruising to Alaska is one trip Jim and I are looking forward to taking.

  17. There’s no place like home. You were lucky to make it up to that glacier in the Tracy Arm Fjord. Our captain did not like the looks of so many icebergs, so he turned around and we didn’t get to see the glacier. Thanks for posting it so I can see it now.

  18. What an awesome trip with your family and stamping
    friends. Pictures are beautiful with the scenery
    and your family. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I’m glad you earned such a wonderful trip and that you shared a bit of it with us. Your family is precious and it is fun to see photos of them, too.

  20. So glad you enjoyed the trip. Your photos are beautiful as is your family. We stayed at the Empress Hotel last year. What a treat and the view was spectacular. Wonderful city.

  21. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Looking forward to hearing more about the trip. Your daughter is gorgeous. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Rest up and enjoy the weekend.
    God’s Blessings,

  22. Hi Mary! So glad that you’all had a fabulous time and arrived back in Tucson today. You missed some HOT HOT weather – but exchanged that out for a lifetime of fabulous memories. Can’t wait to connect and hear all about your trip. Welcome Home Girlfriend!

  23. Glad you are back safely and had such a great time. Always good to be home, isn’t it. Looking forward to your new ideas.

    Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures. Your daughter is beautiful.

  24. Welcome Home! Thank you so much for sharing some of your scenic photos as well as those of your lovely family.

  25. Beautiful Mary, we were there two years ago, your pictures brought back fond memories – TFS!

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