As this is posted (it’s a programmed autopost that I actually wrote a few days ago) Rhonda and I are winging our way to Seattle. We have a ship to catch. A ship that will be taking us somewhere we’ve not yet been. We’re taking a cruise up the inside passage to Alaska. It’s another part of our Summer Of Taking It All In. Rhonda has always wanted to take an Alaskan cruise. Me, not so much. My tastes run more toward warm tropical beaches. But when we heard that Princess was doing a special Seahawks Fan Cruise, well, I immediately got onboard. So we’re seizing the opportunity to do something that’s on our list of things-to-do-someday before we embark on our LIfe On The Hook™.
We’ve had to dig through the lockers onboard and our storage unit ashore to locate all of our winter clothing. This time of year in Pensacola, temperatures are hovering around 90°, and it’s been strictly shorts and T shirts for awhile now. But it’s supposed to be in the 50’s and 60’s where we’re going (which is pretty chilly to a thin-blooded Floridian), and maybe even below freezing if we decide to do a glacier excursion. So out came the hats, scarves, gloves, and foul weather jackets. There is no traveling light when your trip takes you from mid-summer to late winter and back, especially when you throw in the need to bring a sufficient wardrobe to handle everything from formal night in the dining room to hiking an Alaskan mountain (who knows, it could happen!). The huge pile of clothing and suitcases has filled our salon, leaving little room to move and creating stress reminiscent of the week we first moved onboard. But we’re finally on our way, so all is good.
You know, this is the first time in six months that we’ll have spent a night away from Eagle Too. I think it probably says a lot about our love of the ocean that after half a year we’re spending our first time away from our boat cruising on an even bigger boat!
So we’re off to add to our collection of fond memories and unique experiences. Because at this particular point in our lives, collecting memories is much more important to us than collecting things. See ya in a couple of weeks!