Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stunning, exciting and other words that describe Alaska

When Jake was in the first grade he had to make a journal entry every Friday telling what he'd learned that week. They generally went along the lines of this:

I learned about fractions. It was fun.


or

I learned about Squanto. It was fun.



Every week I'd ask why he limited himself to this one adjective. I'd pull out a thesaurus and show him all the words that he could use instead. But Jake insisted that fun was the only choice to adequately describe his activities.

Why do I tell you this? (1) I've been sitting at this computer for an hour today trying to describe our vacation, a ten day extravaganza that included sights like this:


ShallowGal actually took this picture.


and this:




I was afraid you were going to ask. I'm pretty sure they're sea lions. Or harbor seals.


and this:







And all I could come up with is this:

We went to Alaska. It was fun.


1) Why do I tell you anything?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gosh am I glad you are back! Missed your humor and life stories! Glad you had a fun time! Ha! Can't wait to see more pictures...

vuboq said...

vuboq hopes it was boozy fun!

Becca said...

Sometimes "fun" really is the best word to describe an experience!

(But I'm still hoping for a little more detail - Having never been to Alaska I must live vicariously through you!)

Stimey said...

Excellent. Glad you had a good time. Nice photos!

countrymouse said...

Every single person in my family has been to Alaska--EXCEPT ME. (long story--mostly becaues I hate people and would rather defend myself from wild dogs than go anywhere with family . . . not that there's much difference . . . )

Wait. Not what I meant to say. Meant to say--wow! What beautiful photos you took! Looks like lots of fun : )

Mary said...

Those pictures are breathtaking. I bet it WAS fun!

EEEEMommy said...

Hey, I came across your blog looking for dishwasher reviews (your comparison to the Wii brought a smile to my face in the midst of the others!). Anyway, when I clicked to the recent updates and noticed that you just returned from an Alaskan cruise, I couldn't help but wonder if you'd gone on the same cruise that another blogger I know just returned from. She's chickadee at afamiliarpath.blogspot. Just curious.

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