Saturday, September 20, 2008

Back on Dry Land

Darrell and I in front of Mendenhall gorgeous!!
A waterfall in Ketchikan. This is my actual birthday and I feel so lousy I could barely stand up.
This is our new friend Judy. She and her friend Linda were some of our "tablemates" for dinner. Judy and I hit it off right away. We both love shrimp and chocolate...
The dinner before we went ashore in Victoria, BC they sang Happy Birthday to me and gave me a little cake. What you can't see is that there are about 12 waiters, wine somaliers, maitre'd's and assistant waiters singing! There were 2100 guests on the ship and 975 staff members.
We disembarked the ship yesterday around 7:30...after having one more buffet breakfast, man I loved those homemade waffles!! We walked around Pike Marketplace in Seattle for a few hours and the were headed home. Our plane was late and our luggage took almost 45 minutes, but Larry, Nate, and Molly were waiting for us...and we were SO glad to see them!! Mom had cleaned the house, done the laundry, and had dinner in the oven. We cannot thank Mom and Larry enough for taking care of our "babies." I hope you know how much we love and appreciate all you do for us. It made our vacation stress-free to know the kids were taken care of...probably better than when we're home!!!

This is just a couple of my favorite photos from the trip. We took hundreds of photos...this is just a small sample. We had a FANTASTIC time, but it's always great to be home.


So Calif Newbs said...

I'm glad you had a great trip and a bummer you were sick some of the time. Happy Birthday - it's about time you hit the big "40".

pepper said...

I have heard the Alaska cruise is beautiful. How fun that you were able to go. Nels is doing great. He is absolutely loving school. We dropped him off at school yesterday and Dashiell asked where he was and after I told him he was at school, Dashiell just started whimpering. It was really sad. He misses his brother. We haven't been to LL yet this year, but hope to go next week. It has just been a little crazy. Hope things are going well with your new job.

Jill said...

Wow...what a Birthday! I hope you had a fantastic time when you weren't sick! Thanks for the pretty pics.