Thursday, May 26, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011


If you can read this - YOU ARE A SINNER!! Today is supposed to be the day of the Rapture.

I am wondering if Sarah Palin is going to be gone today? She is the queen of the Rapture Crowd afterall.

Here is a Comment from Republican Jesus!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lift off from Herbert Glacier in the Helicopter

5/14/11: This is when the helicopter takes off from Herbert Glacier.

There is a mountain goat on a rock resting. It is just a white dot.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Helicopter starting up on Herbert Glacier

We had been walking around Herbert Glacier and here the pilot is starting up the chopper so we can leave.

Herbert Glacier - The pictures from the chopper ride

I had a Helicopter ride this morning. We went to Herbert Glacier. I got a ticket for 50.00 and the money was donated to a Cancer Program. I happened to see a gal I worked wih before and she told me about the cheap tickets. I was able to get the last ticket available. The chappers are just starting with tourism and we only had 2 ships in today so they had extra seats which they sell at the discounted price. We are supposed to get back to 4 and 5 ships a day and the Choppers are sold out when all the ships arrive.

We took off from the airport, went by Mendenhall Glacier and went along the Glacier. It is live 12 miles long. It can be as deep as 4000 feet in some places and 200 hundred feet in other places. I saw ice falls, the combining of two glaciers into one glacier. That is where the rocks are lined up in a row. We still have quite a bit of this years snow so it is white up on top. That will change as the weather heats up.

We landed on Herbert Glacier and he shut down the chopper and we got to walk around for 15 minutes and take pictures. I had a fellow from South Dakota and two people from Australia on the chopper as passengers with me. This is the pilots first year of piloting in Juneau. He has been flying from Las Vegas and has 8 years of experience.

I got about 200 pictures and/or short videos. I cannot see them as I put them up so I have no clue what is going onto the blog until I post it.

It was quite good, but honestly, cross country skiing into the Glacier is better. It was excellent to get a the view from above of the places I have hiked or cross country skied.

Animals: I saw a couple of mountain goats sunning themselves on big rocks close to Herbert. There were also about 8 eagles flying around us in the helicopter. The trip from Juneau to Herbert Glacier was so much shorter than driving the 25 miles to the Herbert Glacier trailhead.

Flying to Herbert Glacier

We are flying to Herbert Glacier in a Helicopter. I was in a Chopper with a couple from Australia, a fellow from South Dakota and a pilot from Arizona. This is flying to the Glacier. Sure took a lot less time to fly there than cross country skiing in.

Pictures of the chopper ride.

In a Chopper heading to Herbert Glacier, AK

Friday, May 13, 2011

The first Cruise Ship of 2011

this is a Disney Ship and it is big. It was the first ship into port for the 2011 school year. It had 2200 people on it. Juneau went from a sleepy town to a tourist haven. What is funny is as soon as people get back onto the ship the tourist shops close up and Juneau is a sleepy town again. We have been getting two and three tourist ships every day since the first ship. Yesterday, it rained and we had NO ships - lucky tourists. We are back to a sunny day and we have at least two ships in town today.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Remembering Christmas Vacation

Three pictures from Christmas Vacation 2010. There was low clouds and rain in Las Vegas. The Strip had a lane covered with rain water. I will be leaving Alaska in less than a month.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mendenhall Glacier last weekend

This is Mendenhall Glacier last weekend. It still has ice on most of it but it is getting thinner. We have a sunny day in Juneau and it is 50 degrees - pretty wonderful day!