Thursday, July 11, 2013

What An Honor and Day Two of My Trip!!

What an honor to be published in Romantic Homes August 2013 issue!!  Miss Begonia got a two page spread in this fabulous magazine.  As I returned home from my vacation, I was going thru the mail and had my RH in the mail.  I leafed thru it and there she was - Miss Begonia!!
I knew she was going to be in there but was still startled to see it in print!! LOL  So, look for us there.
Also, Jane from Blondie's Journal has an article written about her blog (which is wonderful and I highly recommend).
So, on to Day Two of my vacation.
This was our little boat - the Carnival Miracle.  We made it to the entrance of Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska.  Then we boarded a smaller boat that took us back deep into the fjord - about 100 feet from Sawyers Glacier.  It was gorgeous!!
While we were standing there watching, a crack started in the glacier and a huge chunk fell off into the water.  The guide said it was about the size of a car - a big car.  It created a wave which looked to me like a tsunami wave and they had to turn the boat in a certain position to keep the wave from tipping the boat.  Amazing.
It was breathtaking.  This was the only day we had a little rain but it didn't last long.  This glacier was so white with deep cobalt blue coloring at the bottom. 
All around were snow white icebergs floating in the water.
The mountainsides were just covered in dense foliage and the most beautiful waterfalls I've ever seen cascading down the mountainside over the rocks.
This particular iceberg had two adult seals and a baby on top of it.  The seals go way back here near the glacier because the water is so icy cold and the Orca whales will not go there because of the cold temps.  So, they are safe to have their babies there and stay until they are big enough to take care of themselves.
So, this is what we did on our second excursion day.  The day before we were at sea all day and all we did was eat and eat and eat.  Great vacation!
Again, I want to say thanks to Romantic Homes for the article on Miss Begonia.  I am very humbled.
Till next time, Judy


  1. Congratulations on being featured in the magazine, and that cruise sounds like one I would enjoy. All that natural beauty.

  2. I loved opening my magazine and seeing you there! Congratulations! And that trip looks amazing!

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  4. Congratulations on the magazine!
    And your vacation looks like it was simply amazing!!
    Have a great weekend! X

  5. Congratulations on your blog in RH.
    I am so glad that you took that trip.
    To get away and go and see all the wonderful places - how special, You deserved it and I am so glad that you did.
    Look forward to seeing more pictures.

  6. What a wonderful trip you had. I have always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. So gorgeous and yeah for you. I need to run out and buy that issue so I can see for myself. Congrats!!

  7. Oh Judy, big congrats on being published!!! What an accomplishment!! Also, so glad to heard how great your trip was. A well deserved vacation. Hugs.

  8. Well, far be it for me to say I told you so but....

    I told you that you should publish! Now others are doing it for you. Will that be enough to get you started on your own book? hummmmmm....

    Congratulations! It is a HUGE deal to be published! Woot! Now I can say I know someone famous! :)

    Thanks for sharing the vacation pics! Can't wait to see the rest!

    Cheery wave to the famous author!


  9. Yep - congrats!!! I saw it in there and said "Hey, I know her:)"


  10. And you are very talented! Beautiful pics, and congrats on the feature. You deserved it.

  11. I will have to check out of copy of that magazine!! Congrats to you and Ms Begonia! Love the photos of the icebergs! What an experience!


  12. Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Homes magazine - how awesome! And I love seeing the pictures from your beautiful.

  13. Congrat's for sure! How very exciting for you!
    Awesome photos from your trip/cruise!

  14. Congratulations and WHAT an honor, indeed. I will be doing a RH August issue post soon. It looks like you had the most wonderful trip, Judy!I am so glad that you had fun and enjoyed yourself- xo Diana

  15. Oh totally cool that you are published in my most favorite cool. Congrats.


  16. Congratulations Judy - it must be so exciting!
    It looks like a fabulous trip - I would love to go one day!

  17. What an amazing trip! Breathtaking photos.

  18. Congratulations on Miss Begonia!

    Brenda says you are not doing well so I wanted to send my prayers and thoughts to you. Hope everything is better soon.

  19. Heard from Brenda that you are not are so sweet that I feel I know you. Get well soon!

  20. A well deserved article Judy! Congratulations to you! Going on a cruise to Alaska is on my bucket list. It looks amazing!

  21. Congratulations for being published! I got word of you being in the hospital and want to send my good wishes and prayer for a quick return to good health.

  22. Just heard from Brenda that you're ill in the hospital, sending some hugs to you there, feel better soon!


  23. Oh, Judy, just read that you're in the hospital and I wanted you to know I'll be praying for you.
    Shelia ;)

  24. Just saw on Brenda's blog that you're not well... praying for a speedy recovery. It's exciting though that you were featured in RH! CONGRATULATIONS! Miss Begonia is beautiful, indeed! :)

  25. I have enjoyed following your Alaska trip so much. I hope to visit there also, one day. Congratulations on your feature; what an accomplishment! I hope you're feeling better soon!

  26. Congratulations on being in the well deserved, you are so creative and talented. Loved the Alaska pictures....really interesting to read about your experiences too.
    I heard you haven't been well so hope you will soon feel much better again.
    Sending love.
    Helen x

  27. Hi Judy!

    I was tickled pink to see Miss Begonia in RH! What a wonderful article and I am so proud of you.

    Your trip photos are beautiful! I am reading about you being in the hospital on the comments left, so I am going to hop over to Brenda's blog to see what is going on.

    Prayers for you to get better!


  28. Congrats on having Miss B in the magazine! she is so pretty and wish I had HER as a friend too! I hear from Brenda that you are in the hospital and my prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. My son has had attack of what you have and it's very painful. I feel like I know you from your blog and so many things you have and love are what my mom had and loved (and now I love!) Get well!

  29. Judy, I was so excited to see Miss B gracing the pages of Romantic Homes. She needed to be, she is so lovely, and you're such an amazingly talented gal!! Just read Brenda's post, and I'm sending prayers for you and your dear hubby!

  30. Judy, I heard you were not feeling well. Hope you are better very soon. :)

  31. Congratulations Judy on being featured, Miss Begonia is so beautiful! Lovely photographs from your trip, thank you for sharing! Deb

  32. Congratulations Judy on being in Romantic Homes!

  33. Congratulations on Miss Begonia. She is memorable...I remember being in awe when I first saw her on your blog.

    I am glad to see you posting and feeling a bit better and will continue to keep you and John in my heart ...your vacation photos are fun to view / my goodness, that zip line!



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