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Alaska Bound!

Celebrity Infinity docked in Gastineau Channel...

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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!

God Bless

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip, Cindy! Enjoy! Drink deeply the beauty of His creation.

  4. Wow, sounds like an amazing trip. Have a blast and take lots of pictures!!

  5. Awesome! Have a blast! That ship looks just like the Titanic. interesting. 🙂

    Seriously, have fun, relax, put your feet up and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.

    • Thanks Moe – now that you mention it looking like the Titanic…IT DOES!! Wow. Yes – we’re going to have fun, relax AND enjoy the beauty of Alaska 🙂 See you on the flip side – have a wonderful 10 days 🙂

  6. Have fun, and Congrats!

  7. Wow! What an amazing tip! Have fun.

  8. I’ll give you a Bon Voyage, Cindy! Sounds like great fun will be had by all. See ya when you get back. 🙂

  9. Jason Stasyszen said:

    Cindy, I’m so sad I don’t get to meet you and Greg in person! I’m sure you’ll still have fun in Juneau (although I’m sure it will be lessened to some degree). 🙂 be blessed!

  10. There’s an idea…a blogging conference/cruise!!! Wouldn’t that be amazing?

    Cheers to you and Greg. May your time together be precious and may you all create wonderful memories over your journey. Have a fabulous time! I’ve always wanted to go on one of those cruises to Alaska. Maybe someday…:)

    • Yes! You know they have those little short Pacific Northwest Cruises – 3 and 4 days – really inexpensive – been on several of those – that would be A BLAST!!! Do you think we could get everyone to go? How about next year? Someday you and your husband will have to go to Alaska – it’s AMAZING. Thanks for much Keri!

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