Over the last two and a half years Michael and I have been to 25 states. Our 26th state... Alaska! My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are both celebrating pretty monumental birthdays this year (neither of them look anywhere close to their age so I'll be keeping that a secret) and she decided to have a girls-only vacation to celebrate.
To sum up the trip:
-Part of Yukon train trails
-Tracy Arm Fjord (SO BEAUTIFUL!)
-Victoria (from afar...we didn't dock because there may have been issues with the ship)
-Leaving little Mikey for more than a few hours
-Flying in an airplane with propellers that look like they need to be wound up in order to get started
-Whales! (just one baby whale but still...a whale!)
-Being a ninja
-Almost doing Karaoke
-Being hit-on (post-wedding)
-"Virgin" Shirley Temples
-Nearly peeing my pants multiple times in one hour from laughing so hard
-Glaciers and Icebergs
-Actually gaining my sea legs!
-Being mistaken for a lesbian couple
Another cool thing was that there were SO many Filipino workers on the ship and I was able to carry on a conversation that wasn't in my dreams (yes I still dream in Tagalog from time to time). I absolutely LOVED it! It reminded me of how much I love and miss the Philippines and especially the people.
Pretty much, the best, most relaxing 8 days of my life!
p.s. I really couldn't have handpicked better in-laws.