Thursday, July 21, 2011


We had a 8:30 pm flight to Houston and we arrived around 6:15 am. Cara and Robyn were both stopped going through screening. Robyn forgot she bought a pocket knife on the trip and left it in her purse and Cara had a half finished Sierra Mist in her purse. I wish I could say I slept on the fight, but I didn't. I did knit a lot though. We were all pooped when we arrived at Nana's house and we all took a nap. The girls and I left for home around 1:00. Robyn and I had just enough sleep to safely drive home. Phillip and the puppy girls were thrilled to see us. The kitty girls didn't seem to notice we had been gone. It was a great trip and I am so thankful Nana took us.

What I learned about Alaska

1. Alaska is the most beautiful place I have ever been. On my favorite places in the world list, it is 1b. 1a is New York City (I don't know if anywhere can move NYC off of that spot).

2. The people are wonderful. They are very friendly and open.

3. It is a great place to visit in the summer, especially when the heat index at home is hovering around 110.

4. Bring plenty of money. Things cost more here due to inability to get goods to all places. You can only get to Juneau by boat or plane. Other places have only plane or boat.

5. In the summer, the days are way long. Sunset sometimes was 11:15 pm and sunrise the next day was 4:15. I don't know how I would like the winters with the little sunlight.

6. Alaska is very casual. The perfect place for me. I like to be comfortable AND casual.

7. Going on a cruise is a great way to see Alaska. We were able to see some great towns that we would have otherwise not been able to see.

8. Humpback whales are pretty amazing. I had not thought much about whales before this trip. Now I love them.

9. I took a ton of pictures and video and it still was not enough. I wish I had more.

10. I want to go back.


Lin said...

That sounds like an incredible trip. I'm so glad that you had that time with your girls. :)

Merry said...

Lin- I am too. We were supposed to go last summer, but it had to be postponed due to my summer of yuck (chemo). There were many times on the trip that I would reflect back on last year and celebrate how different this year was from last.