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Cruise: Day 5

We woke up early this morning to head out on our excursion in Skagway, AK. As we pulled in to port, it was amazing to see 3 other huge cruise ships already docked. Considering the size of Skagway, these ships will likely quadruple the city’s population. We ate breakfast via room service and headed out.…

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Cruise: Day 4

Today we got up early and headed down to the main dining hall for breakfast. The food was way better than in the buffet. I had a fantastic Western Omelet. We ended up being seated with 3 other couples, it was nice to sit and chat with some new people. Until now all our meals…

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Cruise: Day 3

This morning we stopped at Icy Strait Point. They don’t have a dock big enough for the ship so we anchor off shore and use the tenders to ferry back and forth to land. We had booked an excursion for the early afternoon, so we got up, had breakfast and took our time getting in…

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Cruise: Day 2

Day 2 on the cruise started out much later than day one. After the kids went to bed at 9pm, they didn’t wake up until after 10am this morning. The parents weren’t so lucky. Chris got up around 5, went to the gym and ran a couple miles. She woke me on her way out…

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Cruise: Day 1

After a year of waiting, the big day finally arrived. We set the alarm for 3:30 AM and started our journey towards Alaska. Actually, I would be skipping some of the fun if I didn’t mention the night before. I went online to print out our boarding passes for the flight. I didn’t have the…

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An expensive week

Why is it when something expensive happens, something else expensive usually likes to follow right behind? Or, in the case of this past week, expensive comes in threes. I don’t know how many of my loyal readers know that my son had eye surgery when he was really young and wore for a few years.…

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Mel Fisher & National Treasure

Last week I borrowed the movie National Treasure, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it until yesterday. After watching the movie (which is really good, BTW) I had some extra time to kill so I decided to watch all the bonus features. They had the usual deleted/extended scenes plus some on-the-set documentaries and…

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Has your dog ever told you what he wants?

At the house we have 3 dogs; Cooper, Pee-Wee and Axel. Cooper and Pee-Wee are both Chihuahua’s and Axel is an Irish Setter. Axel is a big, clumsy dog with way too much energy. We’ve had him for about 5 years since we was about 9 weeks old. From the time we got him, he’s…

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A Musical Christmas

This year Christmas seemed to be at least a week long. Traveling to California to celebrate Christmas with family was a bit of a last minute idea, but turned out to be a great one. We don’t get out there very much these days, so I’m glad we decided to make that happen. My sister…

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Enjoying more family and some sillyness

Last night was to be our last night in California before heading back home to celebrate Christmas at our place. We, of course, had dinner at Captain Kidd’s again. That makes 3 meals at Kidd’s in about 25 hours. Did I mention I like that place? At dinner we met up with my cousin, her…

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