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Monday, July 13, 2009

ketchup catchup


Days behind in my daily posting so just like when I was in sports we will be having 'two - a - days' until I catch up and get back into blogging shape. Since I wasnt cooking but I was certainly eating I will be mixing in some scenery with the eatery.



My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren on a cruise from Anchorage, Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia and the weather could not have been better. This isnt everyone, my sister and her three kids arrived before us so they were not part of our initial welcoming - in fact they manage to duck out of most photos so you will have to take my word that they were there.



Look its 'eggs my way' so you know I was pleased to be be mixing it up on the benedict front. this particular version is smoked salmon with spinach - I had crab and asparagus, I had 'canadian bacon' you name it but I didnt photograph them all it - it was an every morning deal and the guys were always tickled in how I would mix and match their offerings. It was a buffet - you ask and they oblige.




The sunrises and sunsets were awesome - way up north it was sun-up for a good 20 hours. This is a sunrise as we approach a glacier on the first morning and I will leave you with that while I go back and process all the rest of the seven days in an order that makes sense to me.

Oh, and how does 532 posts in my reader that I need to catch up on strike you? I cant guarantee that I will comment on every post but I will comment on every blog...and how fitting that I am at a nice round 200 for the year so far in my posting....862 over all...inching towards that thousand.

36 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

How wonderful that you're all together with your parents for the occasion. Those eggs benedict look delicious. Have a great trip and don't worry about all the catch-up - or ketchup.

snugs said...

thank GAWD you are back!! Details, I want details doggy!

Donna-FFW said...

Welcome back!

Melody said...

You are posting ANIMAL! Glad you had such a nice trip. Welcome back.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Great photos - I did a similar cruise in 2000, and it is probably the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Anette said...

If i didn't know better I'd think you had been to Norway!

Marta said...

Welcome back!
The cruise looks like fun and certainly precious family time! I'm glad you got to share that experience with your entire family!
You're a posting machine man, I post once a week and I find that hard work!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What a wonderful reason for a celebration!

Beth said...

oh Dog....how wonderful for you and your family! that is great, to be all together, to celebrate your parents like that. and the sunrise/sunset!!!!!! WOW!!!!

food aint bad either. and what did you do to The Pup? sneak steroids in his food or something? dang, that boy is growing up.

KennyT said...

Welcome back! Nice photos.

girlichef said...

How gorgeous!! Looks like a beautiful trip :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Welcome back, doggy! I've missed you! Looks and sounds like a wonderful vacation and the sun rise/sets ... magnificent! Can't wait to see and hear about the rest of it. Welcome home!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Glad you are back! Had missed your posts. Beautiful scenery!!!!

doggybloggy said...

linda: back and catching up now

snugs: lets see, water, food, more ocean, food and then home

donna: thanks!!

melody: this animal needs to get busy

TW: we lucked out with cloudless skies the whole time

anette: I was in Norway a little bit in my mind

marta: it was nice to spend this time - they certainly enjoyed it

katherine: indeed it was!

beth: we get together fairly often but this one was special - plus my parents WON a cruise in the ship raffle - can you believe it?

kenny: thanks kenny t

girli: I will put my photos and bananas photos together and see just what it is we really saw

diva: thanks diva it was nice being pampered but it is good to be back

cg: thanks cg - I did have a little blog/web withdrawl at first but it passed-but truth be told I am happy to be at the keys once again.

Marjie said...

That's some spectacular scenery. Your kid is cute. Good luck getting everything back to normal; I'm sure you really didn't want the trip to be over, but were relieved to get back!

The Duo Dishes said...

We imagine you ate some really great seafood perhaps? Looking forward to seeing what else was going on in Alaska!

Jenn said...

Welcome back!!! Lovely photos. Wow 50 years? I'm in awe and amazed. That's awesome!! What a great way to celebrate, too.

Jill said...

Finally!! Your back...

Pooja said...

Welcome back! Great to know that you had an awesome time! Lovely shots! Your parents would have been so happy! The eggs benedict looks awesome! Wow so inching towards 1000? Awesome! Party time in Dec! :)

Stacey Snacks said...

I was just going to email you, seeing where you were, and there was your post!
How lucky to go to Vancouver.
I like the family portrait.
Good to get out of the big bad city once in a while.
S.

Tangled Noodle said...

Welcome back! Just the right kind of post to whet our appetite: a little bit of family, a dash of beautiful scenery and a small serving of food. Can't wait to see more!

teresa said...

OH the pictures are SO pretty! WHat a lovely time!

Reeni♥ said...

Gorgeous pictures! Glad your back!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the photos. Welcome back. I'm sure you had a blast!

lisaiscooking said...

I'd love to experience 20 hours of daylight some day, well for a few days. Looking forward to more photos.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

welcome back! sounds like you had a grand ole time!

500 reader items is nothing. I hit "mark all as read" yesterday and I'm alreay up to 100! *sigh* I'd delete some blog subscriptions, but I love them all.

Denise said...

Welcome back. Love the pics.

snugs said...

excuse me, 2 a day's mean 2 in one day. Vacation is over sweetie so get back to it you slacker! If you are still in the wrong time zone call me, I can't sleep..

the ungourmet said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a beautiful place!

Eggs Benedict (any version) is just about my favorite dish on earth!

Debbie said...

Those are beautiful pictures.....

Zoe said...

This looks like a wonderful trip. I love cruises but want to go to alaska so bad! Thanks for sharing!

~Dana said...

Amazing pictures... what fun, and congratulations to your parents!

Micky-T said...

I did the trip from Juenuo to Prince Rupert with my "63" bug in the hold of the ship.

Harmony said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents. Great pictures, that boy of yours is too cute for words.

nora@ffr said...

thanx for sharing the joy of ye trip.. hope enjoyed a lot :) love the pics

starrlife said...

I love those pics and what a fabulous trip! How lucky are you? Just catching up...

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