Did I mention that I'm flying to Alaska in two days with the Tiny Dark Lord? What? No?
This is because I like to be secretive, kind of like an international spy or similar. Or maybe it's because you can't type messages to the Internet when you are curled into a ball thinking about spending 5 hours crammed into an airplane seat with a thirty-pound toddler on your lap. Except, see, I really want some good seafood. I am willing to do lots of things for good seafood.
Although I'm not excited for the flights, I'm really excited about the two weeks between said flights. A few highlights I'm looking forward to:
Hanging out with my parents.
Watching the Dark Lord hang out with my parents.
Seeing my brother and his family, who also live in Alaska.
Enjoying the cooler temperatures, while still hoping for a bit of sunshine.
The Alaska SeaLife Center, where the fish-loving Dark Lord will get to see and touch all manner of sea creatures. (And, GH points out, where TDL will surely end up licking the aquariums because his mother is not as vigilant about such things as his germophobe father is.)
Maybe taking this train between Seward and Anchorage:
Knitting, especially since I may need to immediately wear the projects as I finish them. There is even a yarn store in Seward that we'll go check out.
Eating. I always eat (too) well when I'm with my parents. You need a bit of extra blubber in Alaska, don't you know.
Doing little baby hikes like this one to work off the blubber:
And all other sorts of tame adventures.
Am packing the diaper bag with snacks and toys, have downloaded highly-recommended apps and the Dark Lord's two favorite movies (The Muppets and Up) onto my iPad, and will be calling on the angels. Anybody else have some good suggestions?