Friday, July 19, 2013

On The Road Again… hard to leave the grandbabies.


I've had a great visit getting to know my grandkids and I think it was positive for them too. I'm so happy my daughter-in-law was able to make the kids available to me. She is a gem. Wish I had had even more time with all of them... but ...they have very busy lives. As a school teacher, when Jenelle is off work, she likes to spend lots of quality time with her kids.


She said, “Look, it’s a little van just like Grandma’s home.”


But I told them I was headed to Alaska and would be kayaking with the Whales and Icebergs. Now Zoey wants me to carve her a polka-dotted pink Whale and a polka-dotted yellow Whale for Will. Carved like I carved the little yellow kayaks. That's just the coolest.

It was great, but now I’m headed up into the mountains to look for a little fresh air and solitude, if such a thing is available between here and Seattle.  My flight to Alaska isn’t until about 8/18-19… so I have some time to kill but need to do it where air is cleaner, fresher and hopefully a little cooler.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.