Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 868

We love the vacation movies with Chevy Chase -National Lampoon's Vacation, European Vacation, Vegas Vacation, and Christmas Vacation. We have the entire collection and quote movie lines frequently. One line hubby uses when things are boring comes from European Vacation. Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to take a picture of his family in front of a fountain. His son Rusty says, The Griswolds in front of a fountain...major entertainment.

So today hubby said, Deb riding a bus on her birthday...major entertainment. And yep, it was boring. We spent 4+ hours riding on a bus from Vancouver, BC to Seattle. (Remember last year I swore I'd never drive in Vancouver again? This was the alternative way from the cruise ship.)

Add another couple hours waiting at the airport for the shuttle to pick us up and take us to our car, loading the car, driving to another town to find the pharmacy for hubby's prescription refill, a quick fast food lunch, and a full gas tank.

Technically we should now be officially heading home from our extended Suck the Marrow Tour Part Two. But:
A. I have another infusion coming up on Monday.
B. It's my birthday.
C. I'm just not ready to stop this adventure.
D. All of the above.

D. is correct. I want to squeeze every bit I can out of life right now. The infusion will knock me down for a week. Then the following week I return to work. Full time. So adventures will be over. But not yet.

So add another 3 hours of driving time today. I'm too pooped to go out to eat so it's pizza delivery. Pepperoni and garlic, with a breadstick and dipping sauce. Add in a mini lava cake the hotel sent my way. And I can't forget the nice little note hubby gave me. I love that he recognizes how important living large is to me right now. (Sorry, I hid the rest of what he wrote.)

And where is all this happening? Here.
Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings in this town.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 867

This time last year hubby didn't even wish me happy birthday. This year he had a card for me and
candles ready for the Princess cake. And my birthday isn't even until tomorrow!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 866

Today while we were in Ketchikan hubby refused to let me take one single picture of flowers. It was probably because when we were in Skagway I wandered the neighborhoods – and dragged him along with me - to find my pictures of the flowers.

So what did I find instead? Salmon swimming up Creek Street. Lots of salmon! Looks like spawning is on their agenda for the week.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 865

Remember this tram? I took this picture today. But last year on Day 501 I rode this tram in Juneau.
Back then I was so excited about tackling my fear of heights and was able to ride the tram with no fear and look out the windows of the buildings and take pictures over the edge with no fear.

Unfortunately today was one of my post-chemotherapy medicine days and I'm dragging. Dragging where so much I didn't get off the ship at all. Too bad, too. Scooter was looking forward to riding the tram with me this time.

Although I found something out about the tram today that I didn't know last time. Take a look at where it ends up - hanging off over the cliff. Geez, maybe I should have been scared last time!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 864

Today’s visit into Skagway produced two things.

1. Wildflowers and annuals. Unfortunately I didn't bring my Alaska wildflowers book this trip so I haven’t much clue as to what I discovered.

2. A new house to live in. Pretty as can be.

Don’t worry, we didn't buy it – didn't even look inside – but it made me wonder…how would my mom feel about living in Skagway, Alaska instead of in our place in Boise? She’d sure get to grow huge rhubarb. (That’s hubby’s hand for comparison.)