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Beautiful Vacation, just not what Id planned

August 4th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I am writing this by the fire in the lodge Im staying at in Denali, Alaska, It is so gorgeous here. At home, the weather is 105 today. Here, a brisk 48 - hense the fire. I am in hot flash heaven...lol.

I cant begin to describe how beautiful this state is. Yesterday, I took an 8 hour train ride through the most beautiful country. WOW. So far, I have had several phenominal meals, mostly fish- since it is so fresh here. I am literally in paradise. I will post pics soon.

THe only problem, MY HUSBAND ISNT HERE....yet.

The planes off the slope were all cancelled on Thursday because of fog. FOG??? Then, he didnt get out until late yesterday afternoon. He had been up 36 hours and ended up sleeping on a bench at the airport in Anchorage (where we were supposed to meet on Thursday)...

It is now Saturday and am hoping he caught the 7am bus...which will get here in an hour or so....(6 hour bus trip for him). I have tried to enjoy the first half of vacation by myself. And I have, its just NOT what I expected. But life is like that sometimes, isnt it. So I have made the best of it.

And it has been amazing so far. This afternoon, we are meeting up with an old friend of the hubs and his wife. They live here in ALaska...he is actually the friend that talked the hub into considering a job up here. They have a new baby, so I am eager to see them.

Tomorrow we leave this beautiful lodge to head to Seward...and the adventures there. But for today, I am soaking up the beauty and trying to capture everything in pictures.

Because the hub hasnt been here, I am well under budget for the trip. Maybe even ahead, since he worked an extra day. I hope he enjoys the second half as much as I have enjoyed the first.

Smile

4 Responses to “Beautiful Vacation, just not what Id planned”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Hope your husband gets there soon!! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It sounds like you're having a great time. Smile Now hubby just needs to get there. Big Grin

  3. Swimgirl Says:

    Oh, Ray, I hope he is there soon! I have heard how amazingly beautiful it is there. I have a friend who went to Alaska just last week... and now she's considering moving there! I told her she definitely needs to spend some time there in the winter before making that decision!

    Hope you have a really wonderful time!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope your husband has a safe journey and can join you soon. Glad you are enjoying your stay in what sounds like gorgeous country.

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