Flying to Alaska tonight!

Can. Not. Wait.

The only stinky thing is that we don't fly out of SLC until 9pm, arriving in Anchorage at 2:30am. (So, you know, 4:30am UT time. Which will be a normal Friday night for GH but not so much for me.) Also? If the TSA people try to take my knitting needles, you watch this space, because there will surely be a blog post on the way entitled "That one time I froke completely out at the airport and got arrested and would totally do it again because there was a principle involved."

My poor parents have to drive out to the airport to pick us up. But it's always such a great moment, though, coming down the escalator to see them standing at the bottom next to the huge stuffed polar bear that greets visitors. (Welcome to Alaska. Try not to get eaten.)

Our itinerary includes the following delights:

Much sleeping in

Much knitting

No working

Steak Night

Seafood Feast Night, wherein there will be lobster and king crab legs, courtesy of my awesome dad and the good people at Costco

Seward Day, including an afternoon wildlife & glacier cruise in Resurrection Bay and dinner at Ray's

Temple night at the Anchorage Temple

Walks along the bike path with Gabby the Sheltie, whom my mother is able to manage NOT to bring into the library with her.

In case I'm too busy sleeping and stuffing myself with shellfish to blog right away, I've included some previous Alaskan adventures of mine here:

Why I'm not a true Alaskan

Only in Alaska

July 2005 visit

That time when I lived there in September 2006

And still in October 2006

And then in November 2006 it started looking like this and I decided I was done.

July 2008 visit

(cruise image found here)


cooldad said... [reply]

An chance you can take a cab to our house? 2:30 a.m. is so early to be out for old people.

Jenny said... [reply]

I thought you were going to go to Double Musky?

Nemesis said... [reply]

If you call us one, we will take whatever. We'll have to wake you up though to pay him.

Jen, we figured out the schedule and we wouldn't get to eat until like 10pm. So we'll do steak at home and Ray's in Seward. With a harbor view, right Dad?

Jenny said... [reply]

So can you do a give-away and take the lucky winner with you? At least next time? Or maybe post your cooldad's address and phone number so we can win accomodations at his house and enjoy everything with a local?
(really, please?)
Oh, and then could you please completely stage it so that I win?

Lady Susan said... [reply]

I started getting nostalgic reading some of those posts. I guess I have been reading a long time if I remember all of those.

emandtrev said... [reply]

So envious! Have a marvelous time! I can't wait to hear all (or hopefully a lot?) about it.

Ann-Marie said... [reply]


p.s. ed did the photography program at our library tonight and it was fabulous! thanks for getting me the hook up.

Kelly said... [reply]

I guess you've already made it through security at this point, and I hope they didn't take your knitting needles. Providence, O'Hare and Salt Lake airports haven't had any problem with mine.

Have fun!

momof8 said... [reply]

I had no idea froke was a word.

beckyww said... [reply]

Ohhhh....will you see some ice road truckers? Love that show.

chosha said... [reply]

After watching 'The Proposal' and seeing them fly over Alaska, I'm envying you the scenery. Have a great trip!

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