8/26/07

ALASKA CRUISE 2007




Cruising was an interesting experience for us. We had a great time! But, it's a very different way to travel. While it was very convenient to always have a place to eat, not have to pack up and move from city to city, etc., we both felt like the consummate tourists. The port cities cater to the cruise ships; and the shops don't vary much from town to town. Bill's brother and sister-in-law (who cruise twice a year) say that the majority of the shops in Alaska were the same as in the Caribbean. A lot of gold and jewelry shops, as well as tourist traps selling "Alaska" souvenirs. Even though we spent 4 - 16 hours in each port, we didn't feel that we got a true taste of Alaska. I've heard it's the same on other cruises.

We departed from Seattle, Washington, and visited Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria (British Columbia). The weather was cool and mostly rainy, which was a pleasant change from the 110+ degree Phoenix summer.
We've been late in publishing these photos on the blog, as school and work started back up soon after we arrived home. Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time on our Alaska cruise with the Knowlton clan. The cruise was an anniversary celebration for Hooper & Shauna (Bill's parents), who have been married for 25 years. Hooper & Shauna are such an inspiration to us, and we appreciate all of their continued love and support.












8/12/07

Ode to QT

There are few things that make Arizona summer living easier, and QT just happens to be one of them. Not only do they offer the lowest gasoline prices in the valley, but they have fabulous refreshments. One of the best refreshments for a typical hot summer day is my new fave, called the orange creme freezoni at QT. It's much like a slurpee only a lot better.

8/9/07

I've Been Tagged

Tag…I’m It

My friend Erin tagged me!

4 JOBS I'VE HAD:
1. Receptionist for Realty Executives
2. Personal Banker at Chase Bank
3. Compliance Analyst for Bank of America
4. Case Intake Coordinator at Littler Global

4 MOVIES I CAN ALWAYS WATCH:
1. French Kiss
2. Dirty Dancing
3. The Notebook
4. Pretty Woman

4 PLACES I'VE LIVED:
1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. Sandy, UT
3. Gilbert, AZ
4. Phoenix, AZ

TV SHOWS I ENJOY:
1. 24
2. America’s Next Top Model
3. American Idol
4. House

FAVORITE FOODS:
1. Ethiopian
2. Café Rio shredded pork burrito, enchilada style
3. My hubby’s spaghetti
4. Frozen Yogurt

WEBSITES I VISIT FREQUENTLY:
1. gmail.com
2. foxnews.com
3. ASU.edu
4. Chase.com

PLACES I'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW:
1. Anywhere that it’s less than 100 degrees!
2. Sitting on the beach
3. Hanging out with Bill
4. Hanging out with friends that I never get to see
5. Driving on the “Road to Hana”
6. On safari in Kenya
WOW…I would rather be a lot of places right now, and this list could really go on forever!


BLOGGER BUDDIES TO TAG:
1. Emily Asay
2. Katie Hadfield
3. Muranda Barker
4. Amanda James

8/8/07