One week ago my husband and I returned from a dream vacation to Alaska. It was all of the fun of a honeymoon, but without the stress of a wedding. The big thing we really wanted to do was walk on a glacier. As we approached the glacier we saw experienced locals gearing up with special shoes and all we had were sneakers, but that did not stop us. I know that this sounds silly, but we were not expecting it to be so difficult to walk on. It looks fluffy, but it is really a sheet of ice and rock.