Look up there. Do you see the title? it says (6).
and it starts with “Alaska-”
And yet I have not talked about my trip yet. in (5) I left us not even in SEATTLE let alone on Alaskan soil.
kind of a long drawn-out build up, huh? Well, I did tell you I was anxious to go. I’d like to pause for a moment to talk about my life NOW.
There is me with my fabulous husband:
There is my cozy home:
My venerable and loving cat:
He’s thinking loving thoughts right there. You have to know him.
And my devoted dog:
Food proximity increases devotion.
Everyone knows that.
But these are the things I have now. Alaska was where I grew up. It is not where I am now.
And because I am not there, I can go back. The story will get there soon.
It was kind of nice, leaving so late in the day. We had all day to finalize packing, etc. The plants were well watered and we changed the bed and everything so it would be nice to come home to.
We went to the store to buy food for the plane, because they don’t feed you anymore. We had books, and I charged up the iPod with some Chris music in case he needed some tunes.
It was HELLISHLY hot, of course, which left us with a problem. We wanted to wear minimal clothing where we were, but where we were going required long pants and sweaters.
So we changed at the last minute before leaving. Chris’s mom took us to the airport, very nice of her.
Things I forgot, and remembered almost immediately:
*my water bottle
*my current book
Too late! I would have to buy some water at the airport and my pod would get the charging of its life. I always have multiple books, so I was covered for reading material.
I was weak as a noodle in my long pants and hundred-degree weather. But the plane let us on quickly enough. CROWDED.
Warning: Alaska airlines does not have SkyMall. I was kind of looking forward to the showcase of absurd gadgetry. But no.
Chris sat by the window and deciphered all the freeways for me. I was still noodlish, and could only pay attention for short periods. He was rapt.
I sat back and snoozed til we landed in Seattle.