Thursday, July 13, 2006

Back From Alaska

My family returned from Alaska the day before yesterday, and after slogging through laundry, mail, and email, I'm ready to hit the blog again--and to start dieting! My husband took a photo of our table on the cruise ship with 6 desserts for 4 people. My daughter and I had a thing for those souffles! Hubby can't complain, though, because one night, he ate 2 entrees: crab legs and lamb chops. We saw lots of 4-legged wildlife in Denali (moose, caribou, dall sheep, grizzly bear sow & her cub, fox with an arctic hare and a squirrel in its mouth) and sea wildlife in Prince William Sound (seals, sea lions, whales, sea otters), and glaciers calving into the sea. My son loved the stay with my husband's cousin in Valdez, who let my son ride his ATV, shoot his guns, fish for salmon on his boat and shoot $30 worth of fireworks off at the bay near his house. A real macho experience! The romantic moment for me was on the last night of the cruise, sipping a bottle of champagne (won in a trivia contest) with my hubby in a hot tub on the stern of the ship and watching the beautiful mountains, glaciers and waterfalls slide by as the ship sailed from College Fjord into Whitter.

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