I’ve been up for 22 1/2 hours, and I’m almost dizzy for being tired. But I’m going to press on and bring you the last post tonight. Tomorrow I think I’ll add tags when I can think.
So it was a rough flight out after leaving 40 minutes late. Also, 5.5 hour flights are my limit I think. When we landed, it was like we hit ice, slid, and corrected it. The airport was practically closed when we arrived. I went and got the rental car, and had a bunch of problems getting to them and getting the luggage loaded. I can’t say I was in a good mood during the whole time.
You know what? Pictures will be added tomorrow, I’m not going to make it to adding the ones from my camera and phone to the computer and uploading them tonight.
We did get to the hotel (maybe another blog) and got checked in and the luggage up to Mom and Dad’s room We left for the banquet. The food was quite good, but I wish I knew what kind of salad dressing it was. Nice couple at our table that Dad and I talked quite a bit . Another woman loaned me her pen, and then left before I could return it. Got plenty of autographs. Including two stories about Aliy and Wade that will be tomorrow. I won two things at the silent auction that I will share as well.
The first is the convention center, and the second is the the centerpiece. I didn’t see ones from one of my Laurapalooza friends. I’ll have to ask her for the pattern now instead of taking one. Now we are back at the room, and I much get some sleep.
We are waiting for maintenance. I’m seeing us not getting to check into the hotel before the musher’s banquet tonight.
I am that person, so here’s a photo of what I believe are the mountains as we approach.
My father really likes planes. So the graph of United’s fleet greatly interested him. He wants to take it home for reference.
I’m going to be doing some quick blog/photos to keep you updated as we go.
We are at the airport waiting. I missed a flight several years ago, so now I’m very careful.
Here’s my Mom and aunt waiting for the flight to Denver. And noting where we are parked.
There’s a really good reason why today’s song is The Iditarod Trail Song by Hobo Jim. My present to my parents for Christmas is a trip for the three of us and my aunt to see the start in March in Anchorage, Alaska.
I’m typing this in November, and I’m planning on filming them. I hope to have yesterday posted a video of their reaction.
We’ve followed the race all my life because of our huskies. When we went to Alaska, in 2009, visiting Jeff King’s Husky Homestead (http://www.huskyhomestead.com/) was a highlight.
And yes, hopefully, this will lead to several blog posts.
Here’s the reaction when you surprise your parents with a trip to Anchorage for the start of the Iditarod in March for Christmas.
So maybe this doesn’t appear to have that much to do with traveling (and maybe I use the word “so” to much.) Anne (is with an e a Canadian thing?) Murray is from Nova Scotia. In high school we toured the museum to her near the Bay of Fundy. I recommend it, and my parents loved it.
http://www.novascotia.com/see-do/attractions/anne-murray-centre/1547 (Not sure why I’m having trouble creating this as a link)
Usually I try to get the music video, but I count Dancing With the Stars, Dirty Dancing, and Amy Grant as some of my favorite entertainment options. How could I resist? And wouldn’t this make a great first dance at a wedding?
Sticking for a second week with 80s movies. This one is from Cocktail, which is probably just bad. The soundtrack is good though, at least according to 13 year old me. This song is the one I would crank up when I was annoyed. Perfect song when you want just say “Whatever” (or something less nice) and take off in you car for parts unknown.
My favorite movie ever is Shag: The Movie from 1988. The choreographer was Kenny Ortega (after Dirty Dancing, before High School Musical) 4 friends sneak off to Myrtle Beach and have the expected hijinks. It’s not profound, but it is incredibly fun.
Here’s Tommy Page doing the title song from the soundtrack. I know the video is about the cheesiest thing ever. Do you think he was contractually obligated to do it?
I consider this to be one of my theme songs. The first verse is how I live my life on way to many days, when I need to focus on the rest of the song. And finding ways to try to follow God more closely on the many times around the circle.
Enjoy the song and video in all its 1990s awesomeness.