The “Titanic” Moment

The adventure continues and this time I will take you through the Tracy Arm Fjord.  This was one of the highlights of the trip for me. We had to get up really early to go through the Fjord around 5:30am.  Typically I would have said I'll pass as getting up early is not my cup of tea.  This was something I did not want to miss.  I did not regret it either.  I made my way to the top of the ship with a bunch of my crazy demonstrator friends.  We were all looking very pretty on that top deck.  <smile> You could look out the window and what you could see was amazing.  Icebergs everywhere. 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



The ice was so blue!  Some of these icebergs were HUGE! This is when I had thoughts of the titanic.  How was this ship going to navigate through all this? The ship activity director was talking over the loud speaker spouting beautiful quotes as we were going through this.  Very serene.  I did hear one sentence VERY well.  "Sometimes the captain cannot go any further due to the ice and must turn around!"  Really? When does the captain know to do that? Will that be before we sink like the Titanic? I felt my heart racing and it was not due to the coffee intake, yet! Kinda freaked me OUT!

I had every intention on waking my kids to see this amazing scene but then I thought about this a little more and remembered a few questions Brandon had asked on the plane over.  He asked questions about the ship sinking.  I made my decision right then to let the two gem blossoms sleep soundly.  They could dream about icebergs and I would show them pictures later.  I could sense this would be a worried moment for them!  Selfish me was going to enjoy this peaceful moment! 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



Can  you believe I actually slept between these two octopus? They look snug as a bug here. 

As we inched closer to the glacier I was even more satisfied with my decision of getting up early.  So many combinations of beautiful scenery.  Waterfalls that were breathtaking like this one:

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


It was crazy to see the waterfall falling on the ice.  Beautiful.  Then the most beautiful thing I had seen was about to come upon us.  The glacier.  I forgot the name of this one but it was just beautiful. 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



This is my favorite picture of the entire trip.  I love how you can see the glacier reflecting in the water.  The ice so BLUE. This is where our ship turned around so we wouldn't end up like the Titanic. Smart Captain. 

The rest of the day felt like a hangover.  We were pulling into Juneau that afternoon.  I had already made the decision we would stay on the ship.  The kids could play and I was going to the spa.  This may have been a dumb decision.  I waffle back and forth on it.  Honestly, I was tired.  I didn't want to lug two kids around being cranky.  Then I've been seeing my friends pictures of the town and have some regret.  I did get a nice view of my eyelids as I laid on the spa table. ;)

I did take one picture of Juneau! Not the best, but this will be my memory!

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

The kids continue to love every moment they can get at the pool.  Again, the pool deck is like NO other cruise ship I have been on.  EMPTY! You would occasionally see my kids or a Canadian in the pool.  <wink>

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



The Hot Tub was the smarter choice to hang out. I absolutely LOVED seeing those smiles.  It was so worth everything to me.

I'll return with more.  We are about half way through my adventure.  The Soap Opera will continue.  Thank you for joining me. I have loved reading your comments and emails.  They make me laugh! Alanna, just take my camera out of my hands next time.  LOL!!!

I am taking the kids to a warm pool today.  I have my catalog ready so I can start the dog earring process.  The new catalog has the most beautiful artwork in it to date.

Watch for another post later today as I share another Grad card.  (I know, don't faint!)


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5 thoughts on “The “Titanic” Moment”

  1. I will just have to live vicariously through you….oh wait…. I have forever now…lol  LOVE THE PICTURES! And as much as it has been a dream of mine to cruise, I too would have "Brandon fears"….but it looks like you had a WONDERFUL time! 

  2. Snug as a bug is right, they are so cute!!  Looks like you guys are having a great time.  Take care and watch out for those icebergs.

  3. Aaawwwww this is soooo AMAZING! We wanna go to Alaska since a while. This makes me wanna be so successful with Stampin' UP! so I can go and take my family on trips like this too!!!! LOVE IT!

  4. I love reading your post about the cruise!! The glaciers that we passed through the Fjord are the North and South Sawyer Glaciers!!
    It was greating talking to you on cruise and can't wait to see you at convention.

  5. That glacier shot is AMAZING — now I know why you carried that ginormous camera lens around! Truly beautiful — as are all the stories about your kids. Beautious — see you in a month at convention! Hang in there.

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