I haven’t been blogging much…because I went to Alaska!
I climbed a mountain! (Mostly without complaint, even.)
I saw beautiful glacial streams!
I sailed high above a gorge in a rickety little metal basket on a rope! (This is my friend Graham, so picture me there, except completely pale and shaking.)
There were bald eagles! I also saw two moose, about 9 sea otters, and the inside of a bar called the Salty Dawg that I wasn’t quite sure I was going to make it out of alive.
I stayed in a condo on the beach by real live volcanoes!
I ate fish on purpose! (And liked it, miraculously enough.)
I also wrote and wrote and wrote, and went to the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, where I saw Peggy Shumaker and took amazing classes with Antonya Nelson. It was a great, great week.
And I think your vacation is just the right amount of time when you’re ready to go home, and I was.
Next week: Beau moves to DC!