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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rumors of my death are premature!

I am back!! Boy it feels good to be back home again. The best part of the journey is coming home and resting your head on your old familiar pillow. We spent the month of June on a trip to the Northwest and Alaska. What a great adventure that was. We drove up to Bellingham, Washington with stops in Idaho to have lunch with my cyber friend, Heather and Leavenworth, Washington to eat at our favorite restaurant, Andrea's Keller, visit the shops, go to Icycle Ridge Winery (we are members of their wine club) and stay in our all time favorite B and B, Abendblum Pension. We took the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry to Sitka, with stops in Ketchikan, Wrangle and Petersberg. We stayed in Sitka a week with our good friends, Brian and Lois. What an incredible town! We had so much fun. After arriving back in Bellingham we drove to Keystone and took the ferry to Port Townsend to shop and photograph the gardens at Holly Hill House B & B where we stayed in 2005. Then on to Sheldon to have dinner with Kurt's old school friend, Toni Ann and her husband Mike. From there it was on to Yachats, Oregon where we rented a beach house for three nights and our friend, Kelly came over from Lebanon, OR and stayed with us. Then to Ashland, OR to take in a Shakespeare play and then on the road home. Whew! We then did our annual Celtic Festival, our week with the whole family at the cabin and then I went to scrapbook camp. What a great summer. The grandkids started school on August 14 so that really signals the end of summer for us. While in Sitka Kurt got his Salmon. He was lucky to get it as the fishing was really bleek due to the unseasonably cold weather and water. I'm posting the scrapbook page. Enough blather for now.

I leave you with this thought for the day:

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

3 comments:

Amy L said...

Oh Ann! That sounds heavenly! I would love to go to places like that one day. Glad to have you back. And I would be honored to be on your list of bloggy friends!

Anke said...

Oh Ann, welcome home! I love your thought for the day, before I forget to mention it! Your trip sounds absolutely wonderful, how cool! Great LO too. Now you have a lot of catching up to do!

Cheri said...

Welcome home, Ann! I missed you and thought of you whenever I checked blogs:) Glad you had a good time and I just knew there was a reason I don't wear lipstick;)