Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 1 via Heatherly Love

Good Morning San Diego! And Chicago, Oklahoma and any other cities reading this blog. :) We’re off to Alaska!

Last night I wanted to get out of work by 4pm; logically, I knew I wouldn’t get out till 5pm; I finally made it out just after 6pm. Par for the course I completed my packing and headed to bed about 12:50am. I called my boyfriend who was not so sleepless in Seattle but actually sound asleep in Oklahoma, 2:50am his time to say my last goodnight. We are living a long distance relationship so the phone is our life line. It will be hard to “be apart” due to the coverage I will likely not have on the cruise. (But this story is another blog in itself) Patch (my dog) and I took a nap and woke up at 3:00am.

Alison and Kelley showed up bright and early in this big van. You would have thought they were taking a bunch of kids to camp. We piled in and listened to Kenny’s morning laugh. Picture it: two techy guys one reads the other ones T-shirt “I am only here because my server is down” AHHHHH it was a knee slapper (for Kenny). We all made fun.

We checked our bags, grabbed some coffee and breakfast and had to board the plane. It’s great traveling with a man. Kenny dragged my carry on and made a place for my bag over head.

Alison and I were able to sit together some people weren’t so lucky. We’re 10A and 10B.

We’re headed to Seattle where we’ll stop and likely change planes. Yeah, we don’t even know. The itinerary was lacking that minor detail. I think I’m still in shock. I am going to Alaska for a week! It’s crazy. I don’t think I am prepared for what is likely going to be a life changing trip with two of my favorite girls and our and Kenny too!

We arrived in Whittier. Our 1.5 hour bus ride from Anchorage to Whittier was amazing. We drove down one of the 10 top scenic highways in the nation. There is only one way to get to Whittier from Anchorage by land and that’s via a two and a half mile tunnel that was originally built for train travel. Our tour guide was funny. He said does this ride remind you of anything? He then proceeded to play the theme song to Indiana Jones LOL!

Once on the boat we went to our reception where Shan and I enjoyed some rum punch. Alison and Kenney had a couple of beers, free I might add! NICE! Then we went to dinner. After a ridiculously long day of travel and few drinks we started getting punchy. The kind where you laugh at anything. Plus Kenny, being the only man, entertained us with his vision of boobs- two butter dishes with pointy lids.

My poor Alison, her sea sickness medicine was doing her more harm then good. She ripped that baby off before bed and passed out. I went up top to the back of the ship and watched us take off. I am going through withdrawls (from my boyfriend) so I took one last opportunity to call him before I would no longer have any reception. I walked around in the rain checking out the boat, talked to Russ and watched the breath taking scenery slowly pass by. There were so many waterfalls coming off the sides of the mountains it is just amazing! Well off to bed. I need to get rested up for the rest of the week. Night, night.



Russ said...

Hi baby! How was day 2? I can't believe we've almost gone 24 hours without talking. Yikes! I miss you like crazy! But I love reading this blog. Tell Alison thanks again for setting it up! Also tell Alison that 'those people' are es-ki-mo's. Tell her they live in, yep, Alaska. And maybe by the end of the trip she'll probably even know one. : )
How was breakfast on the balcony? Sounds like an amazing way to start the day. I hope you guys are having a great time.

russ said...

You can dance-every dance with the guy
Who gives you the eye, let him hold you tight
You can smile-every smile for the man
Who held your hand neath the pale moon light
But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin' save the last dance for me

Oh I know that the musics fine
Like sparklin' wine, go and have your fun
Laugh and sing, but while we're apart
Don't give your heart to anyone
But don't forget who's takin' you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darlin' save the last dance for me

Baby don't you know I love you so
Can't you feel it when we touch
I will never never let you go
I love you oh so much

You can dance, go and carry on
Till the night is gone
And it's time to go
If he asks if you're all alone
Can he take you home, you MUST tell him NO
'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
So darling, save the last dance for me

'Cause don't forget who's taking you home
And in whose arms you're gonna be
My Heather, save the last dance for me
Save the last dance for me
Save the last dance for me!!