There is a chance that this may be the last blog post I ever write. In about an hour I will leave for my rock climbing and rappelling excursion in Skagway, Alaska. It's been a fun ride everyone, and I'm glad I "did genealogy first!" While I'm a little (a lot) nervous about today's trip, yesterday's whale watching excursion was a "blast"!
We first found a colony of stellar sea lions. Most were bathing in the warm Alaskan sunshine, but a few were wrestling in the water. So fun to see.
We also caught up with a family of humpback whales.
Next stop was the amazing Mendenhall Glacier.
All along, Alaska's mountains seemed to be showing off to us. Truly remarkable scenery!
Returning to the ship, my quick 15 minute nap turned into 3 hours, so we missed the nightly formal dinner with our group. So we made our way to the buffet on floor 11 and enjoyed curry chicken on rice, ham salad, and chilled strawberry soup. Yum, yum.
The evening's entertainment consisted of a medley of instruments and singers. My favorite was a violin and guitar duet medley of songs from "The Sound of Music." Once again I was reminded of my mother who introduced music to me. It's been one of the joys of my life.
By ten o'clock, the night was still young so we took in "The Jungle Book" in the cinema with our friends Chris and Trini. I tried really hard, but the movie watching turned into the second nap of my day, and so afterwards I was refreshed enough to go outside for a view of the northern lights. By 12:15am or so we hadn't seen any and so we tucked ourselves into bed. This morning Chris told me that they went back out at about 12:45am and got some great pictures of the lights.
This is the last-ever blog post before I do the scariest thing I've ever done. It's been a good ride, I've loved nearly every step of my life's journey, and I have a great family. I hope to be writing here again tonight, but if not, life is indeed short - do genealogy first!