When our floating city docked in Ketchikan (I had to visualize catch-a-can to remember how to say it), Alaska at 7AM, we dashed off to fully utilize our 4 hours off the boat and in the rain. Before arriving, I wondered what in the world we were going to do in a city that is asleep. Alas, it appears Alaska sleeps on cruise liner docking schedules in the summer, the town was up and ready to greet us. Read the rest of this entry »
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Outside of bookstores, I’m not much of a shopper. The kids know that Dad is the one who takes them to the mall to wander around shopping and I take them only for one specific item, barking “we’re in a hurry, try this on, meet me at the cash register.” The exception is when we are on vacation. The first year the kids were old enough to realize this vacation transformation, they were shocked as I stopped in every little store on a twisted alley in Santorini trying on clothes and bargaining for art. My son said “Mom’s lost her mind.” Read the rest of this entry »