Sunday, July 14, 2019

Postcards From Alaska


I'm so sorry that it has been a few weeks since I last blogged. It has been a busy summer in many different ways. Life certainly has its ups and downs, and if you have been following my Mille Fiori Favoriti facebook page you might have read an update I left there a week ago that I had a bad case of bronchitis and that my husband is presently undergoing cancer treatment.  I've recovered, and my husband is doing well, and we are optimistic that his cancer has been found early and he will be in full remission after treatment.  In happier news, we also went on a wonderful long-anticipated land and sea trip to Alaska!  The Coral Princess cruise ship we traveled on is in the photo above.


Alaska is full of spectacular beauty and rugged wilderness.


Every place we visited, from Fairbanks to Ketchikan, was a "dream come true" experience!


 We learned so much about life in Alaska...


...and enjoyed all our excursions along the way from quaint towns...







I will show more from our Alaska travels on a few future blog posts and I look forward to catching up on your blogs. It's good to be back!

 I hope your summer has so far has been happy and healthy!


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44 comments:

Linda W. said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your Alaska adventures.

Angie said...

Pat - blogging is my only form of social media, so I wasn't aware of the health issues for you and your husband. Sounds like you both have turned the corner - thank God! Alaska is on our bucket list, and your pictures re-affirmed that desire. Thanks for returning to Mosaic Monday with such a delightful post!

Linda said...

We were on the Ruby Princess last fall and I loved seeing all your photos! Our itinerary wasn't quite the same as yours so I enjoyed seeing places we didn't go. I've been drinking my morning coffee this weekend out of my Red Dog Saloon cup.....which I bought here in Irving at Goodwill before our cruise last year!

EricaSta said...

Wow, what a interesting travel... happy MosaicMonday

natalia20041989 said...

Wow, the views are spectacular!:)

riitta k said...

Stunning & also fun views of Alaska. I wish all the best to your husband & your family. Happy MM.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Patricia

Sending prayers and well wishes for you and your hubby! Your Alaska photos are beautiful. I love seeing the wildlife, the bears are cool. We have Deanli and Alaska on our bucket list. We did do the cruise to Alaska and Glacier Bay. It is a beautiful state, I love the mountain and glacier views. Awesome photos.
Have a happy day and a great new week!

Mary in Boulder said...

I've enjoyed seeing your Alaska photos here and on Instagram. Glad you were able to make the trip and hope both you and your husband are healing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I didn't know you had been sick and that your husband is getting treatment for cancer. I'll keep you both in my prayers. LOVE the photos of Alaska. I got to spend 3 weeks there one time and fell in love with it! You saw some amazing sights on your trip! Take care!

Jeanie said...

I'm glad to hear you have recovered from the bronchitis and that your husband has responded well to his cancer treatment/surgery. I have missed a good deal of facebook (and blogs) with limited internet this summer at the lake, so I think this is news to me. I'm so glad you were able to go on your Alaska trip -- it certainly is beautiful and so wonderful to see this now as I worry about the climate change and the impact it will make on places such as this.

Sending good wishes for continued and full healing.

Meditations in Motion said...

I am glad to read you are feeling better and your hubby's prognosis is good. Alaska is definitely on my bucket list. I would like to do the Anchorage Marathon next June. Thanks for the photos and information!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Alaska is one of those places that I would love to visit. Your pictures are fantastic.Wishing you and your hubby well on this road to recovery.

Tamar SB said...

How fun!! I would love to go there!

William Kendall said...

Majestic landscapes!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Pat, I'm so sorry to hear you have been ill. I must have also missed about your husband. I pray that he continues to do well.
I look forward to hearing more about your Alaskan trip. We were able to take that trip a few years ago and I totally agree about beauty that Alaska possesses!

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! What an amazing travel! Love the photos.

Tom said...

...a trip of a lifetime! Thanks for sharing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Blue skies and tinges of blue on the majestic mountains---who could ask for more?

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Alaska is filled with amazing beauty that you have captured. Thankful you and your husband are getting better.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I am glad you are healing and that your husbands cancer treatments are going well. That trip to Alaska looks like a wonderful trip!

NanaHood said...

What a journey! I'm so happy you got to go and look forward to more photos!

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Pat - I think we all want to go to Alaska now! Just look at all that fresh air, it all looks so clean and inviting. I have been very sorry to read about your health concerns and truly hope that you are both coming through and ready to be fighting fit for your next holiday adventure.
Wren x

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! The views are astounding! A visit to Alaska is on my bucket list.

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Thanks for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 2! Shared ♥

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I am afraid that Glacier Bay may soon be Unglacier Bay the way that climate change is happening so quickly.

Photo Cache said...

Sending you healing vibes from across the internet.

Oh Alaska is always a good idea.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Pat -- Best wishes for a quick and complete recovery! Can't say "welcome back, I missed you" because I've been away from blogland myself --actually just posted for the second week since returning from our trip -- and I am way behind on visiting my favorite people. Glad I saw your link next to mine somewhere today. Your pictures are fabulous as always -- we loved Alaska -- thank you for the memories!!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

One way I can see the real Alaska is through others' photos. Thanks!

Andrea said...

Thank you so much for posting all these, they are amazing indeed. At least i have some views because i will not be able to see those in person. Re: your husband's condition i wish him well, and that he recovers soonest. God bless.

betty-NZ said...

So sorry to hear about hubby but am glad that his prognosis is so good. I will keep you all in my prayers.
I, too, would love to take an Alaska cruise one day. Until then, your awesome photos will do quite nicely! It looks like such a fun time with so much to see :)

I enjoyed your post at 'My Corner of the World' so much this week!


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Mandy said...

Such beautiful pictures! Alaska is definitely a dream trip for me! Thank you for sharing!

With Love,
Mandy

ellen b. said...

Glad you are feeling better and that treatments are going well for hubby. Your Alaska trip looks amazing. The photos are so beautiful.

Esha said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous places that you've been to. Thank you so much for sharing them with the rest of us and linking up for our #ww linkup.

I'm sorry to learn about your illness and your hubby not keeping well! Wishing you both a very speedy recovery and hope to see you on more such amazing trips around the world.

Happy week ahead to you and yours. God bless!

Nanda kumar said...

Wow fantastic scenes

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - So glad you and Vinny are on the road to good health, and I hope it stays that way. Your trip to Alaska looks beautiful and is very much the same itinerary we followed. I would love to go back again, but this time try a fishing expedition.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Welcome back. I've heard nothing but positive things about Alaska cruises, and would love to go someday. Positive thoughts and best wishes for your husbands speedy recover.

Mother of 3 said...

Wow! That looks like an amazing trip! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather and wishing your husband a nice long remission after his treatments. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Thanks for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 41! Shared ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

It was lovely to see and read you post, but I am sorry to read of both you and your husbands health issues.
Saying a prayer and sending positive thoughts to you.

Your photographs are beautiful, Alaska looks a great place to visit.

Take care, my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Klara said...

wishing you all the best. that beautiful journey surely was a great treatment.

April J Harris said...

Pat, I'm sorry that you have been unwell, and that your husband has been diagnosed with cancer, but so glad you are now feeling better and that his treatment is going well. Your holiday sounds wonderful. I have always wanted to go to Alaska. I love the photos and look forward to seeing more of them, as well as reading about your trip. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!

podso said...

I look forward to hearing more about your trip. I'm sorry to hear about your husband but thankful there is optimism for the future.

Vee said...

Oh I missed this post...I missed a lot while in the thick of things. Bronchitis is miserable and I am glad that you are well over it. Also glad that your husband is doing well and that you expect a full restoration to good health. It is good to be living in the 21st Century.

Your trip to Alaska has been blessing all of your readers wherever they are. It almost makes me want to put a trip to Alaska on my bucket list. Almost!

diane b said...

So sorry to hear that you have been sick and Vince has cancer. Glad to hear that he should recover and that you are feeling better. I often got Bronchitis when I travelled over seas. Your photos are lovely and brought back memories of our trip.