|Anyone get the hint?|
So yes, the decision has been made. I am going on the Alaskan Cruise. My friend, my family, and even DH advised me that it was the chance of a life-time and that I really should go (the "if not now, when?" philosophy). I was told that the only things I would really need to have are a warm coat, long johns, boots, hat, and gloves. I have most of those things already... well, not the long johns or hat. And I do have a coat, but it's about 15 years old... and not red.
Anyway, decision has been made. My friend was so excited. I guess I might be too when the realization hits me. It's just that I don't like being cold (my kids are already teasing me, saying "You're going to Alaska??? You, who walks around the house freezing when it's below 70 degrees??") And then there's the seasick thing (I really don't want to ruin anyone's trip), but I've been assured that this cruise really isn't out in the ocean that much, it stays close to land and therefore shouldn't hit rough seas (and there's always Dramamine). But the real cincher for me was that the ship leaves from Vancouver, British Columbia - a place that would be on my bucket list if I had a bucket list... (and it's also featured in the blog, Island Rambles with beautiful photos!).
And there's another reason Vancouver has a special attraction for me, when my paternal grandfather moved his family from London to the US around 1918, his brother also moved his family... from London to Vancouver. I never met my great uncle, but through the Internet and Ancestry.com, I have learned that he had six children and probably most still live there. Now, I'm not interested in visiting them. They have their own lives and don't know of my existence, but it's kind of nice knowing that there's family in the area.
Let's see... any other news. Well, DH and I babysat our new little grand daughter Saturday so our son and DIL could get out of the house for a little bit. She is a little doll. Here's a pic of her waking up from her nap... yawning.
Oh, and today is DH and I's 45th Anniversary!