Friday, October 8, 2010

Pot Luck Friday #12 Surprise !!!!

Mom is going to show you two of her favorite pictures from the trip she and
Dad took to Alaska in 2005........
If you think I look forlorn, you are right even though it is 5 years later, I'm still upset....they didn't even invite me to go!!!
FYI: Mom is all about anything Alaskan!!!

This was the 4th picture Mom took with her very first digital camera...she was amazed that she could take such a nice picture. She and Dad were on a paddle boat cruise on the Chena River.
This float plane demonstrated a landing and take off....AMAZING!!!

This next picture will leave you is the very picture that really tells the story of
Alaska's Grandness!!!
The picture was taken from Mom and Dad's cruise ship, Dawn Princess, looking across the bay at another cruise ship. In the middle of the bay, there is a tiny tug boat chugging along.....YES that is a real tug boat not a toy. The cruise ship dwarfs the tug boat and one of Alaska's gorgeous mountain ranges dwarfs the cruise ship.
(please click to enlarge)

Thanks for coming by
Mom and (Not) Madi


  1. WOW!! Beautiful! Never been to Alaska -- thanks for sharing these photos.
    I'm sure Madi is still unhappy about not being invited ;)
    Great to catch up with you guys!

  2. We are sorry you are still suffering the ill effects of getting left behind!

    Alaska is lovely! Mom remembers fondly when she was much younger she went with her mom and dad to visit her older brother who was teaching school there! She only went there once but has always wanted to return! Maybe someday she says... hmmmmm!

  3. Hi Madi & Mom,

    C, those are great shots. You really captured the splendor of Alaska. I fly in all kinds of planes while in AK but never did manage to wrangle a ride in a float plane, that is a cool photo.

    Sorry you didn't get to go Madi, but at least you had mousie to keep you company.

    We absolutely love and adore your new header. Madi in her Diva hat is so cute!!!

    Hugs & Purrs,
    J and Cindi Lou

  4. I really should proof before publishing! Should be flew instead of fly.

  5. Beautiful photos of magnificent Alaska!...We especially love your new header with lovely Madi in her Diva cap=it's purrfect :)!...Hope you all have a fun Friday...kisses, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  6. HI MAdi
    Alaska is cool or that is what mom says!! Pretty pictures. Love love love your new header with the Diva hat on!! Thats you exactly!!


  7. I'm with Mom! Alaska is amazing! My father used to mail our Christmas cards from North Pole Alaska every year when he's go up their on business from where we lived in Seattle. People loved getting cards with that postal mark! But Madi...they didn't take you, sweet girl, because it is freezing up there...sometimes even in the summer!
    Sending you a scratch under your chin,
    PS What a great picture of the plane!

  8. Alaska is beautiful! We are sorry you got left behind Madi. We did too, so if we knew before, we could have kept each other company. We think our mum was there a couple of weeks after your mum.

  9. I agree with Mom!! I'm all about Alaska also :) When we went we didn't take our little Farley either :(
    Beautiful Pictures!! I'll be sure and take some when we go in February

  10. Those are awesome photos! Maybe next time Madi!!!

  11. My home State is pretty, isn't it!

  12. That was very interesting and beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.

  13. Yeah, Madi, I'm with Mom! ANYTHING Alaska gets my attention, even after 4 trips up there!
    Wonderful shots of the float plane, and of course, seeing another huge cruise ship across the bay with a magnificent back drop!! Breath taking!

    Very cute "DIVA" hat on you for the new header!

  14. Madi,

    Alaska is a beootiful place. My mom really wants to go dere someday.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS LUVS da new header picture. :)

  15. First of all, Madi, I barked right out loud at you in your new diva hat in the header! You look super awesome!

    And thank you for sharing those pictures. They're SO Most Wonderful! I'm sorry you didn't gets to go. But if you're like my kittehs, you wouldn't like going on a trip anyway. Better to stay at home and keep everything under control there.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  16. The scenery is just awesome...but Madi, I think I'd be more comfortable being left home with you than going on a cruise ship. And I'm not a cold weather person, so you and I would have had more fun, playing by the fireside.

    But, to be honest, that plane photo is stupendous!!!!

  17. All the pictures are beautiful, but I'll have to say the header picture of Madi in her DIVA cap has them all beat!

  18. Your new header is amazing!

    Madi, If your Mom had not gone to AK, I never would have met her through I'm so happy she went, OK?
    But to leave you home with only your MOUSE, is unforgivable.
    Nosetaps and ear rubs,
    ~K and the Pups

  19. I do agree with Mom. Alaska is a "must visit" place. Even for someone like me, who hates traveling. But, it's just too bad that she didn't take you, and your mouse, along.

  20. These are beautiful pictures. Mama has always wanted to go to Alaska!!! I am not so interested myself, but hope she gets to go some day!!

    Your pal, Pip

  21. Ohhh Madi .... don't be upset...
    Your mom just wanted a little break and I am sure you and mousey are in her thoughts throughout her visit in Alaska!

    Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Cruise ship is huge!!!!! Gigantic!

  22. These scars take a long time to heal, Madi!

    What a wonderful trip!!

  23. Holy moly dat is one BIG boat!
    Madi, has you ever thoughts about going to therapy fur your deep seeded anger? I will glad to makes you an appointment fur you...and I only charge $17,635 per hour. Dat should covers a trip to Alaska fur me.


  24. Madi, next time your mom goes off and leaves you, we'll fly over on our magic carpet and get you.....and you can spend the time with us!!!!!!

    And of course we love the new header too!!!!!! :)

    Love to you, your mom, and your dad.

  25. Great pics! Love the new header!

  26. We're upset at you being left home, too! Unfair. Mommy says Alaska looks pretty but she prefers HOTHOTHOT weather. It was 63 this AM and she was whining about the "cold".
    Your new header looks great!

  27. GORGEOUS~!!! Mom's dream is to go to Alaska!!! WOW...them ships are B~~I~~G. But, we're sorry you were left home alone. You shoulda ordered some anchovy pizzas.

  28. Madi
    I really like the picture of you with your mousie!
    Momma says Alaska is pawsome!
    She went many many Moons ago.


  29. I cannot believe they went so far away and left you all alone. That is simply shocking. Did you call the ASPCA? Alaska does look pretty amazing, I have to admit. Did they at least bring you home some salmon?

    lotsa licks, Lola

  30. Love the new header - not sure when you did it - you know I've been out of it a bit! :o)

  31. Beautiful photos, Madi's mom!! Our mom says she wants to go to Alaska someday. We wonder if we'll get to go with her and dad if they go...probably not....

  32. Madi!
    There are things we never forget, right??
    Alaska sure is a beautiful place!
    Kisses and hugs

  33. Aw, I love Alaska! I was hoping to go this weekend but the weather was too miserable. I love the shot of the plane taking off!


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