Alaska for almost two weeks. JB went with her sister and without me. She was only partially impressed with the Princess Cruise, "food too bland and too much gold decor" and there was alot of transport from one place to another.
But the glaciers. Oh my. They are crystal blue. See for yourself.
They traveled by river boat
And dog sled
They saw salmon smoking
And from years past, protective doorways: short and small enough that no enemy, man or bear, could enter without the disadvantage of being bent over
And meanwhile, back at home, JB's partner--that would be me--nursed a damaged knee, faced the necessity of putting her Mother in a nursing home, worried about their very pregnant daughter and her family moving to a new house; all the while texting hellos and how-are-you's? to a traveler who arrived home happy and tired and ready to step into summer.