Friday, June 20, 2008

The Final Frontier

In exactly thirteen days, I won't be here.

I won't be sweating in 100 degree weather and getting a weird sandal tan on my feet.

I won't be stuck in a grey cubicle with bad florescent lighting.

Though I would adore it, I won't be visiting dear Marie in England either.

I'll be in Alaska.

Instead of sweating in the sun, I'll be tapdancing on glaciers and searching for moose (though I like to call them mooses, even if it's not correct. It sounds cuter.)

Instead of spending my days pestering Libby via e-mail, I'll be perusing a shop to find a little trinket to amuse her.

And hopefully, I'll find a moose tiny and cute enough to take home. The Babies will think he's just a fuzzier Chihuahua with horns.

My parents were generous enough to invite us along on their summer trip to Alaska. Ben's been dying to see it since he was a child. His dad used to work in Alaska, so he's eager to put images to the stories in his memories. I went when I was six and have been eager to go again. At a time when the world's gone mad and is chopping down every tree to build a new Starbucks within ten feet of a new McDonald's, I'm looking forward to seeing true nature.

Ben's parents were generous and offered to drive down halfway and pick up the Babies, so I won't have to worry about them being locked up in a kennel with a demented and psychotic vet who likes to pick on Chihuahuas. (I have a very vivid imagination.) At least while I'm introducing myself to seals and polar bears, I'll know the Babies are safe and having fun with Ace, Arthur and the Monstrous Creature named Charlie. And hopefully I can find them a cute puffin or salmon chew toy.

I'm not quite sure what our itinerary is, but I can't wait. I'm even excited about riding a plane. Instead of dragging myself to work, we're going on an adventure! We'll eat salmon and ride tiny airplanes and see mysterious fjords.

In just 13 days.



(I'm very excited.)

5 comments:

Marie said...

oh wow!! I am excited for you!!! I have always wanted to go to Alaska myself! You shall have to take lots of pictures and share them with us afterwards! I am off in a few weeks to the wilds of Cumbria myself and the Lake District here in England. (Beautiful place the home of Beatrix Potter! and William Wordsworth!) We are staying in an old stone cottage we have rented up there amidst the sheep with King Arthur's father's castle ruin at the foot of the hill we will be staying on, Pendragon Castle and yes, the river Eden runs right past it. Yes, lovely. :-) WE shall both have lovely holidays this year I can see! By the way my birthday is the 13th Aug. Lucky 13!XXOO

bunny said...

have a great trip both of you!! my mom and dad went to alaska, someplace my dad always wanted to go so they went! they took a cruise, is that how your going? they loved it!! yes as marie said take lots of pictures, i love pictures!! thanks for stopping by my blog, i'm glad you came to visit!

Grace said...

you should really try to find two miniatures mooses [meese? :)] so you can mate them and breed lots of miniature mooses. they'd sell like hotcakes. :)

Emma Sanders said...

Ah, that's when you're going! I'm so excited for you. Be sure to take LOTS of pictures and share them!!! Pretty please! :))

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