of heights and flying.
In 1988 we took a cruise that went to Alaska and one of the things I absolutely wanted to do was walk on a glacier but to do that I had to over come my fear of the above mentioned two things… heights and flying in helicopters. But it was worth the angst and I would do it again. The helicopter landed on the glacier and left us there for about a half hour to explore and take pictures. The glacier was bitter cold and we were fitted with heavy boots to keep our feet warm and jackets if we needed them. We did. When the helicopter came back for us it then flew us to the top of the Mendenhall glacier, what an awesome sight.
Glacier Bay – Alaska
This puzzle with take-offs on book titles was really fun.
My entry for lion has to be Fortitude and Patience, the lions that stand guard at the New York Public Library’s main branch since its official dedication in 1911..
Plimouth Plantation ~ Plymouth, MA
This is a no-brainer for me My blog started because of my obsession for my favorite place on earth, the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
My mother was raised on the Vineyard and I made my first trip there when I was less than a year old. There are many, many things I could write inabout Martha’s Vineyard but I’m afraid this post would get really, really lengthy so I’m posting pictures of this beautiful map that I received in 1960.
This hand colored print was done in 1926 by painter, illustrator and cartoonist, Lloyd Coe. I love the details and bits of historical information.