Thursday evening and I can hear the frustrated voice of Linda in the bedroom muttering under her breath; “These suitcases too damn full. We’ll probably be over the 50 pound limit and have to pay extra.”
It’s the same song she sings every time we’re about to leave on another Keloland/Holiday Vacations tour..which we do on Friday and we’ve always weighed in under the limit. The bed is piled high with a wide variety of clothing and we must decide what we’re going to absolutely need over the next two weeks. I toss a few things on the pile and in the “to-be-washed” basket figuring I’m good to go. Before long, though, she reminds me that temperatures swing big time in Alaska and the Yukon. I might need more than a couple of Polo shirts and a jacket. Thank God she does fret because, although I’m getting better, I tend to assume that, by now, she knows what we need and it’s no big deal to pack it all up. Of course that’s wrong but, like I said, I’m getting better at realizing it.
Yup, Alaska. This will be our fourth trip to the great white north and we’re looking forward to the adventure of once again trekking into this amazing country with its majestic mountains and unspoiled wilderness..then boarding a Holland America Cruise Ship and sail South through the Inside Passage.
Holiday Vacations keeps booking these tours because so many Keloland viewers keep requesting and signing up for them. We have another full group this time including several repeat travelers..for which we’re so grateful.
As always, I’ll have the computer along and be sharing stories and photos on Keloland.com “Lund at Large” so you can vicariously travel along and, maybe consider going with us next time.
Now, I just hope the airline has enough seat belt extenders.