Top 10 things we discovered in Alaska
1. The air is unbelievably clean and fresh . . . . so noticiable and fabulous I wanted to bottle it up and bring it home. It reminded me of the air in higher altitudes of Colorado, but minus the huffing, puffing and stinging of the lungs when you walk up an incline.
2. You cannot go more than 50 feet in an urban setting without seeing a ginormous stuffed bear.
3. Sticker shock at the prices of goods and services will cause you to inhale sharply and grasp your chest and make you think you are having a heart attack.
4. Yell and wave your hands at a bear, run from a moose and take 1000 photos of a whale's tail.
7. Zip lining through the trees of Alaska with your teenager daughter is a fabulous way to spend a morning.
This is a photo from the zipline's website - I did not take my camera due to the high probability it would become a falling 'rock' and be destroyed
8. The mosqitoes are big, aggressive and laugh at your botanical 'all-natural' bug mist. Deet is required.
9. 21 hours of light and 3 hours of dusk a day perk you up more than a trenta double shot latte whole with whip.
10. Cruising along the coastline of Alaska will cause your stateroom window to be smattered with noseprints.
I will be posting many, many, many, many many, (did I say many?) more photos in the days to come . . . . including ones of 2 D-Mom meet-ups! And, to break the suspense; T1D did NOT rule the vacation. It certainly came along for the ride and demanded attention at times, however, for the most part behaved well-enough. (for being the ugly-forever-colicky-newborn it is)
Glad to be home and ready to start attempts at catching up with everyone!!!!