We've been home from our vacation for about a week and have simply been enjoying our summer break. I start my part-time job at the mental health center next week so I've been trying to get in as much play time as possible.
Since we've been home we've stayed busy enjoying all that summer has to offer us
.....I've taken lots of long runs with friends. We've been running to the Mendenhall Glacier and it's pretty awesome to have THAT kind of view at the end of your run.
....Lots of dinner dates with good food and company.
....We've gone on a few dates to the frozen yogurt shop.
....We've stayed up late....and slept in late.
....Adam took his kayak out for his first kayak fishing adventure of 2011.
...I've lost track of time reading a good book in the warm sun.
Tomorrow night I'll be joining some friends for the Only Fools Run at Midnight 5K run. It's a fundraiser for Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) and at midnight there will be a bunch of insomnia suffering runners and walkers hitting the streets in costume. It's always a fun night and I'm excited that so many of my friends are able to participate this year. I'll be sure to post a few pictures ;-)
You sleep in until noon. You're not really sure what day it is. You leave the restaurant feeling waaaay too full. You try all the fruity drinks you can (because they're free!!!). You see things you never would've seen at home (including a woman trying on pants behind a clothing rack). Ahhhh, vacation.
Our first full day in Vegas was great. After lounging by the pool Adam and I headed down to the strip to do some shopping and eat dinner at the Peppermill (our favorite restaurant in Vegas!). I discovered chocolate wine at one of the liquor stores and HAD to try it. It was a little rich bit quite delicious.
We made it! We arrived in Vegas late last night. Checked into our hotel room and hit the casino. We're staying at the Tuscany which is just a little off the strip but the rooms are huge, the pool is awesome and the food is delicious. I started the morning off in the workout room and lap pool and am soaking up some sunshine before the hubby wakes up.
It's a beautiful day in Ketchikan and we are headed to Vegas. We had a great time catching up with old friends and hope it isn't another 5-10 years before we see them again. Karen and her boys took me on a bug hunting adventure last night. Turns out we're pretty good bug finders. Wish us luck in Vegas!
What a perfect Sunday in Ketchikan. I woke up early and ran with my friend Karen. There's something peaceful about being awake before the rest of the world. Later on we did a little thrifting, walked Ward Lake, and enjoyed dinner and wine with with some awesome musicians ;-)
Tomorrow we'll try to make a few more rounds to see old friends before we head off to Vegas!
We just got back from Prince of Whales. We spent a ton of time with the Barry's. They were so hospitable and we enjoyed every second of our time with them, their friends, and their beautiful home.
While we were on the island we spent a few days out in Whale Pass where my parents have their cabin. We took dad's new boat out on the water, played on the 4 wheeler, ate a ton of awesome food and played board games. We lucked out with the amazing weather this week. Adam and I woke up each morning and sat on the deck drinking coffee, listening to the eagles and staring at the ocean.
Perhaps someday we'll be able to spend the whole summer out there! Ahhhhh, so lovely.