Wednesday, May 29, 2013


It may be time for another well developed blog post, yep.  Another overnight visitor with me. 

Let's discard this unfounded optimism though and just hope I make it all the way to the end with limited typos and without degenerating into random symbols typed in the windings font. 

I suppose the best way to arrange this with my limited available mental capacity is to try to recap.  What have we been up to lately?

Or I could just act like a pirate.

Or perhaps a wise cracking rabbit with a New York accent? 

No?  A quick recap then.

We went back hiking in the remote wilderness of Alaska.  It was rugged and dangerous, but worth every step of hardship.

Having barely survived, we tested our luck by setting out to sea.  Bitter winds battered any exposed flesh and arctic cold tore every scrap of warmth from our weary bodies.

All in the quest of the wonderful majesty of nature. 

By the way, the above pictures features an Alaskan Coastal Brown bear.  Yeah, it does...really.  Promise.

Of course, the kids were thrilled with the amazing natural scenery around them and couldn't pry their eyes from the rail.  It doesn't matter that this is the third time on this same route.  Nature deserves nothing less than their rapt attention and devotion.

OK, enough sarcasm.  Here is a picture of the Marjorie glacier with another tour boat in the water checking it out.  For a sense of perspective, the boat is probably carrying over 100 people.  The glacier is 250 feet high or thereabouts and a mile wide.

It has been a long trip and we miss our family.  Only a couple of days until we leave the ship for a while.

Looking forward to it. 

Sunday, May 26, 2013


Sorry no updates lately.  Max has been a bit under the weather lately and that has resulted in more cabin time and, somewhat ironically, less sleep time.  A couple of days ago he spiked a 104.5 temp and we have been battling it since.  Michael seems as yet unaffected. 

So, that's the story. 

Uhh...I guess that's all for now.  Unless you want to hear about our trip to Whole Foods in Seattle. 

Nope?  That's OK, it was kind of boring.  Maybe our breakfast at Subway? 

Still no, eh?  I can't say I blame you. 

There was a Petco next door.  Cute little fuzzy things. Scaly things too. 

OK then, maybe next time.