Today was a travel day. I set the alarm for 6:00 and woke my beautiful bride. She doesn’t like 6:00 AM! I wake up with a lot of energy, which confuses her. Everything I said to her for the first 30 minutes had to go through the Alana filter that isn’t operational until 10:00 AM at the earliest. I had to be right in front of her face and speak very slowly so she could process what I was saying! She loves me and cares about my needs, except when the Alana filter is not operational! When this happens, she just looks at me like I’m a freak of nature.
Iwas awake at 5:30 and I thought I would just go ahead and get up. I fell back to sleep and had one of those strange dreams you have during the snooze button period. I dreamed that we were already getting on the ship and they found the vodka I hid in my backpack. I actually poured a bottle of vodka into the water containers I attach to my fuel belt that I use when I run long runs. I put that into a plastic bag and buried it in the bottom of my backpack. I’m a cheap bastard who doesn’t want to pay $10 a drink on the ship!
So we packed up the bags and went through each room. My job, according to Alana, is to look under the bed and the couch to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind. I just said, “fine, I’ll look, but there are probably some monsters under there!” I didn’t find anything, but I did find that the last occupant of this room left their cell phone charger that works with our cell phones. Jackpot!
We then boarded the train that will take us on a southern route through Denali, where we were able to take pictures of Mt. McKinley. The peak was covered in clouds, so we were able to see only the bottom third. After about 200 pictures, I got bored and went back to sit with Alana. She was asleep, so I took a picture of that too. I’ll be happy to set up a slide show for you in your home. You supply the beer.