Monday, August 13, 2007

Only 4 more days !

Four days from now I'll be on the ship...oh my gosh I'm getting excited.  The people who are in my cabin, this week spent today tramping around Skagway today.  I got a pedicure this afternoon, of course when you're going to Alaska, you  never knows if you'll be wearing summer sandals or fur lined boots.  But that's ok..I'm prepared. 

The weather warmed up here today and they are suggesting we might get a light rain on Friday.  I hope not, because the skyline of Seattle is so beautiful on a sunny day so I'm hoping for warm sunny weather Friday afternoon for our "Sail Away." 

My suitcase is out, open and resting on a chair in the dining room.  I've got to go thru my clothes and pack a little smarter this year.  Last year, I took 1 pair of jeans and all the rest were summer clothes.  This year, I'll do it the other way around.  More long pants and very few summer clothes. Juneau has been running around 65 degrees the last few weeks.  Which for us here in the Pacific Northwest is not cold, just a little cool.  But the weather up there is very unpredictable, so I need to be better prepared this year.

We're still unsure about the traffic conditions between here and Seattle due to the closure of several lanes on I-5 for construction.  Bob is taking a friend up to the University of Washington medical center for a 9am appointment Tuesday morning, so I guess he'll get a first hand look at the situation.  Right now we're planning on driving to Bob's brother's house in West Seattle, leaving my car there and his brother will take us to the ship and pick us up the following Friday morning.

Miss Gabi got a bath today and she was not happy about it.  She's been shedding so bad, I decided to take matters into my own hand and bathe her.  So 3 hours later, she's still grooming herself and giving me the "evil eye." I was just trying to make her feel better.......LOL

 Probably Thursday night (or sooner)  I'll be turning alerts off.  I'm way behind in reading journals now because of a situation with my monitor (and that's another story) so I could not access email from Sunday about noon until this afternoon.    Well folks, that's all for now...have a good evening/morning (depending on which continent you live on)..until next time,        Linda  & a scraggly looking Miss Gabi


rbrown6172 said...

how exciting!!!  i know you will have a wonderful trip.

pm71blackfen said...

Linda, I'm excited for you!  What an experience, I've never been on a cruise.  I'll look forward to hearing about it all when you get back and hopefully to see lots of photos!  Love, Pat

radar446 said...

I'm so excited to hear about your trip.  We are getting closer to our own Alaska vacation, but it is still 270-something days away.  Till then, I'll just have to live vicariously through you.


jeadie05 said...

Linda ,have a lovely time Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I just know you are going to have a wonderful time ~ enjoy every minute ~ Ally x

mariealicejoan said...

Wow, this time has gone fast!  Hard to believe it's almost here!  I am sure you will have a wonderful time!

pharmolo said...

Poor Gabi, cats hate getting wet. Enjoy the run-up to the cruise!

wwfbison said...

Have a wonderful time and remember, we want to hear ALL about it!!!