Friday, May 15, 2009

On holiday in the Great white north

So I know I have been sort of vague with details of what I was going to be doing this weekend. Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn't . I don't know. But here's the scoop.

So I get this email from my aunt Sue that my Grandpa has a big birthday and party coming up. Now this entire family (save for a small hand full) all live in Anchorage Alaska. They are throwing him (my grandpa) a huge birthday party and everybody else in the family ( which consists of 20 or so people) was going to be up here for the party. She asks if there is any way that we could swing a trip up here. Luckily we just happened to be in the right place with the right connections and were able to pull it all together in about a week. We couldn't afford to bring the kids, but Rockstar and I could just take a long weekend and come up.

But here's the catch. Because it came together so fast, my Dad and step mom didn't know we were coming. So for the first time ever I was able to sneek up on my Dad and surprise him at work. What is funny is he didn't even recognize me at first. He had a hard time placing me.

Thus far we have had a great time. We flew in this morning and have just spent the day having lunch with my aunts and uncles and then having dinner with my dad and step mom. We are staying in a hotel and have the freedom to just chill out and do as little or as much as we want.

Tomorrow we are going to go out for a nice drive and see some glaciers. Alaska is really pretty this time of year but the constant daylight takes a bit to get used to. By the time we get a handle on it, it will be time to go home. Like now for example, it is after 11 at night and it looks like it is dinnertime. The street lights have not even been triggered.

So I will get some more interesting details of our lovely weekend getaway and some pictures too. But for now I have got to get to bed.

I am starting to fall apart.


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