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Re: Alaska pix

I know what you mean about the scale. It wasn't until we drove up to the base of the first glacier that I got a handle on the size of them - from the cruise boat they didn't look so big. And climbing the rocky fjord to get a look at the top part of the glacier told my knees how tall it was, too.

Even then, driving back to Anchorage and seeing the whales in what looked like a fairly small bay put me aback again.

Speaking of Anchorage, did you stop at the Hampton there? They're got a stuffed bear in the lobby. That thing's Huge!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 11:08 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Alaska pix

I've been up in a balloon too, once, that was fun. Both the plane and the
helicopter were great, I didn't have any qualms at all. The helicopter was
the best, I just can't tell you. I sat up front, great big window so you
could see practically everything. You don't hear the engine or the rotors
since you're wearing a headset, and they had this great ethereal classical
music playing as you're looking out. We came up over a beautiful snow-capped
mountain, the sun glittering on the snow, and as far as you could see it was
snowy mountains, all receding into a misty haze... It was one of those "wow"
We were thrown off by the scale of things a lot. You think you realize what
you're looking at and how big it is and how far away you are, but you don't.
Like when we were on the ship and looking at the glacier, and you see this
little chunk fall off and make a little splash. Then you hear the sound -
it's like thunder - and you're thinking gee that's loud, and then they tell
you the glacier is 250 feet high. And the chunk you saw fall was a piece
from halfway up, so say that was 100 feet worth of ice that just went
down...and it just hits you how big that is.

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