Friday, July 16, 2010

Flashback Friday

August 2006

Glacier Bay

Mendenhall Glacier

My husband and I took an 8 day cruise to Alaska for our honeymoon. It was an amazing gift from my dad and we were so excited. I LOVE cruises but I'm more of a tropical, warm weather, laying out in the sun by the pool, beachy kinda girl. However, this Alaskan Cruise was right up my husband's alley. I have to admit though, once we got there I did NOT want to leave. It was so peaceful and beautiful and honestly one of the best trips I have ever been on.

Despite the fact that I got picked out of the audience to get up in front of everyone and lip sync to Respect by Aretha Franklin. As if that wasn't bad enough...I had to be judged by a couple of guys they picked out of the audience. Oh the embarassment!! I still cringe everytime I hear that song.

If you've never been to Alaska, I really recommend it! It is absolutely breathtaking! One day I will figure out how to load my videos from my video camera on here. I'd love to show y'all the video of everyone on the ship yelling at the top of their lungs in Glacier Bay to get pieces of it to break off and crash into the ocean. It was amazing and a little crazy at the same time! Truly an experience of a lifetime. No wonder the glacier is disappearing!! If every cruise ship that comes in there yells and breaks pieces off of it!! LOL

Where did you go on your honeymoon? Or where would you want to go on your honeymoon?


  1. Oooh...jealous! Alaska is on our must visit list! As for our honeymoon, we went to St. Lucia and loved every second of it. Such a GORGEOUS island with lots to do!

  2. I took a caribbean cruise. I loved it and I love cruising. In fact, we are in the process of planning one for next year's spring break.

    I've heard cruising Alaska is fantastic. I will have to do it someday.

    I hope you get the video thing figured out. It would be fun to see the clip.

    On a side note, my family wants me to make another batch of Root Beer Float cupcakes. Off to do that now! :)

    Have a great day!

  3. How fun! My mother in law went to Alaska not too long ago and loved it! We went to Playa Del Carmen for our honeymoon and loved it also! I'm going to try to go back once a year (not this year though) but we did go back last year and loved it just as much! I really want to go on a cruise someday, but I'm worried that I would get motion sickness! Did you get any?

  4. I've heard Alaska is just absolutely beautiful!! A cruise? Must have been beautiful!! =)

  5. I've been dying to do an Alaskan cruise. My husband and I are cold-weather people, so this is our cup of tea. It sounds like fun and your pictures are gorgeous!

    We got married in Ireland and drove down the southern coast for our honeymoon. Words can't describe what an amazing and beautiful country that is.

  6. We went to the Mayan Riviera for our honeymoon, and it was so much fun!

    Love that y'all went on an Alaskan cruise! I think that's the coolest thing. My parents are going mid-August, and I can't wait to hear all about it.

    Hope to do it one day, too! Hope you have a great Friday!

  7. I want to go on an Alaskan cruise so badly! I think it would be amazing!!! Super jealous of your trip!

  8. I've always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise! It looks beautiful :)
    I'm a warm weather/beach girl myself, we're going to the caribbean for our honeymoon!!

  9. I have recently been talking about how you can do an Alaskan cruise! I think that is sooo cool that you all went for your honeymoon!

  10. This is a great "flash back" for me about my honeymoon, because today is my anniversary! We went to Bermuda for a week and had a fabulous time...I had never ridden a moped before and really got the hang of it, right away....I have had dreams about riding one ever since ( of course now I dream of trips on Vespas)...
    Our next big trip that my husband wants to take is a cruise to Alaska...I may be a bit more willing to go after hearing about your trip, I am a tropical girl too!

  11. We really wanted to do an Alaskan cruise while we lived in Seattle, but the timing just never worked out. It looks so beautiful!

    Our honeymoon was a couple of weeks in Italy, and it was definitely the most romantic two weeks of my life :)

  12. I would love to do an Alaskan cruise!
    We went to Morocco, Paris, Venice, Scotland and Wales for our honeymoon. It was awesome!

  13. Your honeymoon looks as though it was amazing! I'd love to travel round Italy for a couple of weeks: Florence has been on my ''places to visit'' list forever.

  14. A cruise to Alaska is on my bucket list! I would want to go on a cruise or Hawaii!

  15. That is hysterical that you lip sync'd (??) to that song!!! I would love to go to Alaska! We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon an it was the most amazing vacation ever!!!

  16. Wow I would love to go to Alaska! Absolutely gorgeous! The boy and I will be going up north michigan after the wedding, he gets no time off ever. So maybe a honeymoon next year.

    xo have a fabulous weekend.

  17. This trip sounds INCREDIBLE!!! It is on my bucket list for sure.

    We went to the Bahamas and it was relaxing and fun and just perfect!

  18. So picturesque! Bret's been to Alaska but I've never been! Oh and love that you're doing fun! We went to hot sunny Hawaii for our honeymoon. I loved it and want to go back soon!

    Have a good weekend girl and keep up that beauty routine of yours! :)

    GG's party is manana, say a prayer for me...With the in-laws coming, I need a xanax!


  19. never done cruise sounds very interesting and hope some day i'd get to go on a cruise...:) Have a great weekend!!

    Underneath His Wrapping

  20. wow! looks like you had a great time. i love that even though this type of trip isn't typically your cup of tea per se you still went along and ended up having a super time!

  21. That looks amazing!!! I totally want to go on an Alaskan cruise! We went to Puerto Vallarta for our honeymoon. My hubby's like you- the beachy, relaxing type of guy and I like the culture. PV had the best of both worlds! Great tropical setting with a very cute and culture-y town! Not America the Sequel like Cancun/Cozumel. -Meg @

  22. Oh wow! Alaska had never been high on my list of "must-see" locations, but I might have to change my mind! These photos are incredible!

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  23. Definitely on our list of must-sees. I have heard Alaska is absolutely breathtaking, and your pictures are gorgeous!
    Our honeymoon location is Fiji, and I am getting veeeery excited for our big trip as a Mr. & Mrs.!