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03 January 2019 @ 08:38 am
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The year is off to an exciting start so far. Yesterday we went to AAA and book our Alaska Cruise. We'll be going on Norwegian. First time on that cruise line. I know it won't be as good as Royal Caribbean but I look forward to it anyway. It's over a year away in 2020 so I have time to get ready for it. I've done a lot of research and will keep doing more. I love looking stuff up, watching videos and learning new things. I hope I get the wardrobe right when we got. I know it's Cold in Alaska, and possibly even snow. Definitely rain. I'm just way more cold sensitive than most so I have to make sure I'm comfortable. What someone thinks is a warm jacket may be too cold for me. I've also never done a flight like this but nothing can be done yet because no airlines can be booked that far in the future yet. Intersting cruises book years in advance but not flights. So I'll have to wait a few months to figure that one out. My travel agent will help me with that too. She is nice and was very happy to see us come in. I gave her one of my cards.

Speaking of cards, I got some new international stamps and I should finally be done with the last few international stamps. I hope they all make it.
Today I plan to work on my Bullet Journal. I have chosen a theme for January. Moby Dick. I love that story and apparently whales are easy for me to draw. I hope I can draw Captain Ahab though. He looks like Abraham Lincoln. Just do a search for Gregory Peck Captain Ahab so see the most famous look for him. And I need to come up with an interesting pose for George for my cover of the year. I'm still not sure what.

Last night I had a scare. I heard a crashing sound in one of the other rooms. Chris went to go look and some of his shelves with his kaiju had fallen over. The ones on his west wall. That sucks. He's going to have to put them back together. Makes no sense why they'd fall when they've been fine all these years. It's a lot of figures and DVD's to pick up and organize. So the year has been exciting.

Cards are done! Woo hoo! I love it when I meet a goal.
jokerforever: pic#126791912jokerforever on January 4th, 2019 04:44 am (UTC)

An Alaskan Cruise. Now that sounds interesting. I’m glad you were able to book a trip there. Oh yes, plenty of time to prepare for such a trip.

Aw man that totally sucks that some of Chris’s Kaiju shelves fell over. That had to have been a chore to pick up. Yeah I hate it when possessions just randomly drop of fall when all seems right in the world for them.

Desthagirion on January 4th, 2019 01:01 pm (UTC)
I think it will be amazing. I'm very excited. I registered on the site and they make the wait hard because there is a countdown not in months but in days. More than 500 days so yeah it will be a wait for sure. But I did want all this time. It will be a big help.

It was such a weird thing to wake up to. It did suck and he had a hard time with some of them. But he finally has them back up. Just it will take a while to put all the figures back in place. Luckily he had taken a photo and knew where everything went. So glad he had that.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on January 4th, 2019 10:39 am (UTC)
I didn't realise your trip was that far into the future but yes, it will be one to plan for. Like you, I feel the cold and what might be a warm enough coat for them might not be for me.

Yay, you got all your cards done!

And that's weird that Chris's shelf should suddenly fall down like that for no reason. Poor Chris!

Desthagirion on January 4th, 2019 01:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, gives me plenty of time to pay it off before it's due. I'm glad you can relate. I have a jacket everyone said is SO Warm, but I can feel the wind through it. That's NOT warm. What are they thinking?

Yes, I'm so glad. I think I got everyone. We'll see if I didn't forget anyone.

He's got the shelves back up now and most of the figures. It's good he had an old photo so he knew where everything went. But yes very annoying.
actipton80actipton80 on January 4th, 2019 09:03 pm (UTC)
Norwegian is a nice cruise line. I've been on a cruise with them to the Bahamas. Unless your cruise is in the summer, you will probably have to take a coat. I've been on a Celebrity cruise to Alaska, although our only stop was in Ketchikan. We went in May, but it was probably low 50's or even upper 40's. That was in southern Alaska. I don't know which part you are going to.
Desthagirion on January 4th, 2019 10:09 pm (UTC)
I have no doubt it will be cold. We will be going in June but it will still be cold. We'll see two glaciers so yes it will be freezing. But I have over a year to make sure I get the right coats. Ketchikan is one of the stops. It's so far in the future the website isn't showing any excursions for that port. The target species I hope to see are whales and grizzly bears. Bears from a safe distance of course.
actipton80actipton80 on January 4th, 2019 10:27 pm (UTC)
Ketchikan is a tiny little town, but Bald Eagles patrol the cruise ship dock looking for fish the way gulls do at other places. I think I saw at least seven of them at one time. Mom and I just explored the town when we went. You know the rainbow glass diamonds we have. The inspiration for those is in Ketchikan. They have a lot of jewelry stores that sell rainbow topaz. Those are naturally multicolored, and I've never seen them anywhere else.
Desthagirion on January 4th, 2019 10:43 pm (UTC)
That's cool. I have no doubt I'll see lots of eagles I'm not even including them on my list. Plus we have decent numbers of them here though nothing like Alaska. Oh that's cool about the gems. I definitely want to get some wildlife viewing in most of the ports.