Tuesday, July 3, 2012

PLANNING TO ESCAPE !!!

I know we aren't the only ones who are dreaming of escaping this horrible weather.........
My heart goes out to all those on the Northeast without power due to storms.......
Those in the Florida without homes due to flooding....
Those in Arizona & Colorado without homes due to fire........
Here in the deep south we are suffering from triple digit temps, horrible humidity and drought..........


However we see relief on the horizon! My son Todd and his wife Lori are taking us on a 7 day cruise !!!
NO....this is not our luggage but it's close at least in the amount!
Packing is real intense since it requires packing for 2 seasons because...........
We are going to ...........
We will tour Alaska's Inside Passage............



ABOARD............

We'll fly out of New Orleans to San Fransisco then on to Seattle...........
First port is Juneau where it's 49 degrees right now. Expected normal temps for our cruise week are 65 high/48 low.....ahhhhhhhhhh heavenly! However right now now they are running below normal.


In Juneau we will visit the Mendenhall Glacier..........
And go Whale Watching...........

Next stop....Skagway........




We will board the White Pass/Yukon Railroad to Canada........


Eat lunch and do some Gold Panning.........



Then we'll cruise the gorgeous Tracy Arms Fjord...........



Where lots of Grizzlies are seen...........



On to Ketchican.................


We are going wildlife exploring, Dungress Crabbing and get to have an outdoor Crab Feast...


Next stop.... Victoria BC for a walking tour.......


Then much to our dismay....
Back to this heatwave.............



Where I'll be dreaming of getting this awesome Swim Spa...........



However this better suits out budget !! How creative is this??



SO.........Do any of you have a planned escape
Stay cool and remember, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

7 comments:

Kat said...

Oh my! I am so excited for you!!!! (and a tad envious) One of my favorite sayings is "This too shall pass", it has gotten me through many a trial. Love ya, have a wonderful time.

Vicki Lane said...

Have fun and don't feed the bears!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Have a grand time. Alaska is most incredible. However that tub looks pretty good, too.

NitWit1 said...

We are going to Plattsburg NY in September where I hope it will not be triple digits. This is a USS Henley reunion, a tincan my husband served on. Then we plan to swing by Niagara Falls when we are homeward bound; that is if these two old people have not run out of gas, breath and heart.

We managed a Moroccan ReUnion in South Dakota last July. I had some minor problems but were prepared for, and able to manage them.

It is 104 deg. and has been above that several times with two 109 deg.

My A-Fib and COPD do not fare well with this heat and some humidity. NO AIR and hot air are contraindicated for these ailments and really put me under the weather with only a few moments exposure

HEY have a great tour, take lots of picture, etc. That Canadian train ride scenery looks absolutely heavenly.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great getaway that will be. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is awesome, Carol... Thanks for sharing!!!!! Sounds like a perfect trip --and you'll love getting away for a week... We have talked and talked about going --but never have.. One day, we'll get there..

Nothing big planned for us til September.... Guess we'll just stay in the AC and 'complain' about the weather... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

John'aLee said...

Sounds like you are in for a wonderful time!