We’re on our Quilt Camp at Sea Cruise to Alaska this week and having a great time! My daughter Mary and I flew into Seattle, Washington, last Wednesday and spent a couple days seeing the sights there. We also visited Tacoma and toured the Museum of Glass and saw the Rainbow Bridge in La Conner. Patty joined us Friday, and we boarded the ship Saturday afternoon.
With my girls at Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA, headed to Etta’s Seafood—the best! Pikes Place Market overlooks the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle. It opened on August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the country. It is the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world.
On Monday, our ship stopped in Juneau, Alaska, and Mary, Patty, and I took a helicopter ride to the Mendenhall Glacier. The helicopter landed on the glacier, and we were able to get out and hike on the ice. What an experience! The scenery was breathtaking, and so was the cold!
An aerial picture of the Mendenhall Glacier, taken from the helicopter.
Baby, it’s cold outside! My daughter Patty and me at the Mendenhall Glacier.
Tuesday, we were in Glacier Bay, watching the ice calving. It was a clear, warm, sunny day, and we were delighted to see seals, whales, and sea lions along our route. Such a feast for the eyes—so many beautiful possibilities for paintings! Today (Wednesday), we are in Sitka, Alaska, hoping to see a Russian cathedral.
Seals on the ice at Glacier National Park.
I’ll have more to share with you next week. I’ll return in time to be the guest speaker at the Susan G. Komen Pink Promise Luncheon in Vinton, Virginia, on September 30, followed by a show with Berlin Creek Gallery in Berlin, Ohio, October 2-3.
Zoar Grist Mill will be released during my show with Berlin Creek Gallery, Berlin, OH, October 2-3. The mill, which is no longer standing, spanned the Ohio and Erie Canal near Zoar, Ohio, and was built in 1858 and operated by the Society of Separatists of Zoar until the dissolution of their communal economy in 1898. For more information, please contact the gallery at 330-893-2686.