Alaska Trip 2022 – Day 0 (Prologue)

The past few years have been full of challenges, ranging from health issues, to family health issues, to spousal health issues, to spouse issues…it’s been a rollercoaster 🎢 and in that time I haven’t been able to relax and to focus on myself. I decided to start 2022 by taking better care of myself…and actually stuck to it! I’ve been eating better, exercising, changing my diet, and I’ve reached a point where I am taking a 15-day trip centered around an Alaskan cruise! 🛳

Why an Alaska trip? Because when the opportunity arises—you take it! My friend Megan booked a family cruise, but was married to a
cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is!

(Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?)

Fortunately for me, I get to take his place…which works because Megan and I both need a friend and I’ve known her family for YEARS! Our plan is to make this the most relaxing vacation any of us have taken in a long time!

So why write about it? Well, I took a trip to Italy with my mom and dad back in 2005, and my mom made me keep a journal. I’m glad she did, because we were able to share it with my grandparents so they could experience the trip through our writing. While I’ve thought about journaling my adventures before, I haven’t felt like doing so until this one. So I am.

(Plus, my mom told me to. Thanks mom!)

I found my transcript of the Italy journal I wrote—which only solidifies my place as a nerd 🤓 because I literally wrote in metadata notes like “insert map of flight” or “attach picture of statue”. Thanks to the power of technology, I can now do that in real time!

My goal is to document my journey as it’s happening. This way, my enduring fans (again, probably just my mother) can read about my trip and see the beautiful sights and experiences.

Speaking of the trip…


This started as a 7-day Alaskan cruise. When I came onboard (to the planning)—the second-funnest detail was that I didn’t know it was an Alaskan cruise! Megan’s family all live in Florida so I had assumed that we’d leave out of Florida. NOPE!

Why second-funnest? Because the funnest detail is that it’s a one-way cruise! Which meant after a brief moment of panic that we needed to expand the trip. Then flight prices rose again, and before you know it—we’re at 15 days!

I couldn’t sleep last night, which means I’m REALLY excited to begin! Got up at 5:30 AM (EDT), caught a ride to the airport, and waiting on my plane to depart!

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