So I finally (finally) got all my rolls of film developed – including several from our trip to Alaska more than a year ago!
This first chunk is from my Holga – a medium format ‘toy camera’. I’m still learning how to use it well, but I love the rich colors that showed up [...]
So I know you’re sad, but …We have now reached the end of our Alaska vacation posts….
It’s OK. … You’ll be OK…. Scotland blog posts begin next week….
As a last good-bye (at least until I get my film from the trip developed) … I wanted to show you the souvenirs Andrew and [...]
Our final day of our Alaskan cruise …. was primarily spent at sea.
We were headed back down to Seattle (all day Friday and most of the day Saturday) – one of the downsides of doing a round-trip cruise instead of 1-way.
We spent the morning/early afternoon reading and playing games. More Mexican Train [...]
When we booked our cruise, I was a bit disappointed that such a big piece of Wednesday would be taken up with “scenic cruising” – bah! Scenic cruising is just another way of saying they want to keep us on the ship to spend more money on drinks and gambling.
Turns out I was [...]
Monday of our Alaska cruise was completely at sea.
We had quite a bit of distance to cover between Seattle and Ketchikan …. The ship was going a tad fast and the 4 of us all felt a bit of sea sickness to one degree or another.
The good news is: Julie brought Dramamine [...]
and here we go … starting into the wealth of Alaska photos and stories we collected over a week …
Andrew and I got up absurdly early on Sunday, June 26, headed over to the airport, and flew north to Seattle.
Julie and Kaitlin had made a road-trip of it so were actually [...]
When we were getting ready for our Alaska cruise, I kept telling Andrew how the food was the best part …. So many options, so many good recipes, food whenever you want …
Andrew thought I meant that the food was the best he would ever taste. Which is, um …. not the case.
just a real quick jotting of some moments – big and small – I don’t want to forget …
seeing a little boy (about 6 or 7) catch is first fish in a tiny little pond in Ketchikan playing Mexican train on the Lido deck .. and having all kinds of (old) people [...]
We get on the ship in 3 days.
You would think by now I’d be ready?
Turns out …. barely. And, really, only because we had a deadline of Monday (6/20) to be mostly ready.
We’ve been hard at work these last few weeks tying up loose ends, double checking reservations, buying [...]
We leave for Alaska in exactly 1 month.
And we are SO FAR from being prepared!
It’s not that I’m not looking forward to the trip … it’s more that I am SO MUCH looking forward to being ON the trip that I just mentally skipped over all the prep work.
What I still [...]
We’re getting so so close to our Alaska cruise planned for this summer!
I’ve been trying to remember the details of the last Alaska cruise I took …. in 2003 with my parents and brother.
I was living in Arizona at the time (going to ASU) and my family was all still living in [...]
We have a vacation planned and booked for the last week of June 2011 ….
First of all – I love being able to say we have a vacation booked. It’s a very different thing than having a vacation merely planned. Paying for plane tickets and all makes this much more REAL.
Second of [...]