In 2 days we board the Celebrity Infinity and head to Alaska for a 10 day cruise 🙂 This trip has been thought about and carefully planned for about a year and a half now – and we are so blessed to be going with our daughter and son-in-law to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary. That is our cruise ship in the picture – docked in Juneau, Alaska which is one of our destinations. Greg and I lived in Juneau right out of Bible school – almost 30 years ago – and we also lived in Fairbanks for a year. Greg spent his high school years there after his parents moved up there from California in 1975. So every time we visit Alaska (this is our second Alaska cruise) it’s a little like coming home for him.
This is the first time we’ve gone away on a cruise or long vacation after both our children have grown and gone – no one living at home any more. So we decided that our house would be lonely without anyone there – and we will have someone staying while we are gone – to take in the mail and take out the garbage and speak loving and kind words to our place while sleeping here at night – so it won’t cry or miss us too much. Thank you, Sam! We have really great nosey neighbors too – one of which has hyper little barking dogs who bark at anything amiss – so it makes us feel very safe. I know they will all be watching out for our place and help Sam feel safe and comfortable too.
It has been a hilarious couple of days trying to get things together and wrap up the work week, Greg taking extra jobs where he “moonlights” – and me with my students, knowing I will miss a week of lessons with them. I went today to get my hair foiled by my daughter, Ashlee and we had quite a fun time together as she discovered from me – to her horror – that we get back on a Monday morning – instead of a Sunday, which was what she and her husband thought – and planned their work schedules around. It caused quite a flurry of excitement and many phone calls were made while I was sitting in the chair with part of my hair in foils. I’m sure everyone (including me) was highly amused at the drama that one little day can make. I kidded her and told her that we could leave her in Victoria to hitch a ride back to Seattle while we enjoyed one more night on the cruise if she had to get back early – but she did not think that was funny. Hmmm – I don’t know why 😉 Luckily everyone has been very understanding and told her to have a great vacation.
My kids have always been a great source of amusement for Greg and me over the years – and I see it has not changed, even with Ashlee an old married lady now. We shall have great fun – our son-in-law is a funny and wonderful guy and it’s fun spending time with him. I fully intend to TEASE HIM unmercifully about NOT reading the itinerary for the cruise correctly. He has ALWAYS found ANYTHING to tease me about over the years – and this will be REALLY FUN 🙂
I shall be taking a break from my blog – but not from life, my friends and social networking in general – as we will be able to check in from any port in Alaska along the way – and it will be fun to share pictures and to hear from all of you while we’re gone. Another fun thing to look forward to – is picking up our little puppy when we return. I will miss reading many of the blogs that I have on the side of my page – and will have lots of catching up to do when I get back.
I’m packing for cooler rainy weather. The scenery up there is second to none – but it will be a little chilly – taking much more than I need too, I’m sure.
Drop me a line on here, facebook or twitter – and I’ll return it as soon as I get to another port of call.
So until we return on the 26th I will imagine all my blogging buddies here at home far and wide wishing me and my husband, Bon Voyage 🙂 I wish I could take you all on the adventure with us – but I will have wonderful pictures to share with you soon!
- Alaska: Land Of The Midnight Sun (wegetoutside.wordpress.com)
- Direct Line Cruises Believes Good Things Are Ahead for the Alaska Cruise Industry (prweb.com)
- Tips For Families Cruising Alaska In 2010 (cruisesonlyblog.blogspot.com)
- 30 Things (cindyholman.wordpress.com)
- North to Alaska (geneveith.com)