Reasons I was sad today:
1. The cruise ship people made us get off the boat in Whittier this morning ... something about a whole herd of people getting ON the boat, going the other way, and how we had only paid for seven days in our cabin and now someone else was getting it for a vacation of their own, so we had to vacate the room, yadda yadda.
2. When we went to lunch today, no one put my napkin on my lap for me.
3. When we got to our hotel room this evening, the bed wasn't turned down and there were no little mints on my pillow.
Reasons I was happy today:
1. We arrived in Seward and still have three days of Alaska vacation left!
2. The weather here is unbelievable and sunny and beautiful and even local people are commenting on it and it makes me feel lucky and blessed and like God himself is smiling on us.
3. I hiked to a glacier today! (OK, yeah, the hiking part not so much .... but if you overlook my sweaty flushed face and panting and gasping for air on the trail, and holding my hand to my side and pretending to stop and enjoy the view when really I was just trying to work up the strength to keep going, well besides that, everything else was beautiful.)
4. I had lunch in a town called Moose Pass, Alaska. MOOSE PASS --- does it get any more Alaska-ish than that????
5. Best of all, for the first time in three days, we had cell service and could once again call home and talk to the kidlets. Despite the novelty and bliss of seven whole days, with no one tattling or whining or crying (unless you count me on that glacier hike today), I still miss the little rugrats. Not so much that it's going to spoil the three days we have left, but I admit that I am getting excited to see their shiny little faces again, and hug them and squeeze them and tell them how much I love them and missed them.
Anyone want to take odds on how many minutes pass after our airport reunion before one of them ruins it by complaining about the souvenirs we brought?
Updated: OK, so maybe it took 24 hours to actually update this site .... "wireless" in Alaska is not quite as dependable as "wireless" anyplace else in the world. Or at least as dependable as my office in Georgia.