This will be one of my last blog entries as my days of jetting around the galaxy smuggling Jar Jar action figures to France finally caught up with me today as I was captured, accused of crimes against the Empire, and frozen in carbonite. Against all odds, the carbon freezing facility is located at Disney's … Continue reading Carbon Freeze Me!
I've been thinking about writing an update about my success in reducing my weight by reducing the carbs in my diet, an idea I got from reading Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Today seemed like a good day since there are some other updates I can point to … Continue reading Weighty Updates
My wife and I went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party yesterday, and had a fantastic time. We dressed up as Hathaway Browne and Natasha nee Samantha Sterling of Disney's dearly departed Adventurers Club, may it rest in peace. Little did we know the bonus our costumes would net us in our candy safari. … Continue reading Boo To You and Kungaloosh!
Somehow, I find it hard to believe there isn't constant chuckling in this newspaper office.... Yes, it really does exist. Stop snickering....
http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Having only ever really cruised the local Florida waters before, it was an odd experience to pull into our final port and know there was still 4000 or so miles between us and home, and many hours before we could start that journey. When we made our way up to deck for breakfast and … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day Eight – Whittier and Anchorage
http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Cruising into College Fjord was like being the first explorers to travel through Alaska. Early on, the wind was whipping down the deck into our faces and low clouds covered everything around us, lending a mysterious, ominous feel to the trip, as if we could suddenly sail off the side of the Earth, as … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day Seven – College Fjord
We started the second half of our day in Sitka with lunch at Victoria's, a local restaurant near the church that was recommended by our tour guide. (Always, always, ask a local where the best place to eat is. It's an eternal rule of travel.) The fresh caught halibut and chips there was delicious enough … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day 6 – Sitka, Part 2
Sitka was one of the most enjoyable ports we visited. Ignore my expression in most of the pictures; I really was having a good time, but I was at the absolute lowest ebb of my energy levels so I look grumpy. 😦 http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf The port is a tender port, meaning you have to take small … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day 6 – Sitka, Part 1
http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Following up the reality of the Juneau day, we visited Skagway. Skagway is very much the Alaskan theme park. Fun, but according to the people we talked to from there, it pretty much folds up as a town during the winter. The town itself centers around the White Pass Railroad, which is an awesome … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day 5 – Skagway
http://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf Juneau was really the first stop on our tour that felt like a real Alaskan city to me. This was probably helped along by the fact that we had a snarky local student tour guide driving our bus. "You guys paid a bunch of money to see some ice. You know that, right?" Well, … Continue reading Alaska Cruise, Day 4 – Juneau