This AM...sitting right here next to me, till I stash eh so they don't get trashed...NOW I'm really what point dyou KNOW its cruzin time...doesn't seem to matter to us how many we've done.....happens every time...

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Some of the best times are anticipating & planning for the cruise.

I start getting excited weeks in advance. My DH is a wise man and won't let me put anything into the suitcase until the day before we fly. He says I am like a gerbil on speed. This next sailing we have so much going on before we sail that I'm going to be frazzled from now until the sail away. The sail away is when the cruise actually begins for us. Of course this upcoming cruise is again different doing BVE with BonMike and fellow cruisers JCOAKML & JusMe, the cruise may "start" earlier for me.

We cannot print as in they are not available until 49 days out ... 7 weeks ... 2 more to go. But maybe a good thing because as posted on another thread this am at 62 days we changed cabins from an inside with virtual balcony to a spacious outside with window ... looking at the nose of the ship. So now when we print the tickets at least they will have the right room. .... And yes .. am getting very anxious, antsy, wanna go .....

I print them out then cut them so to fit into holders ("Cruise Tag Caddy 8 Pack Luggage Etag Holders Zip Seal & Steel Loops Thick PVC"). Before our cruise on Princess last January I noticed that Princess had quit putting "Elite" on their tags. So I cut and pasted and put "Elite" back on our tags.

It has been four years since we were on Regent, but we have booked them again beginning on October 10th, voyaging from Miami to Honolulu. I just got back a few days ago from my summer retreat at our place in Alaska's Wrangell Mountains to find a nice Regent packet waiting for us. I had forgotten how nice it was to get those with all sorts of goodies in them. Including the good luggage tags like all lines used to send out in the days of yore.

Shame to leave that place unattended...sounds nice...lemme know where it is, we could do some housesitting for you...seems like you're way away a needs some backwoods type and my buds would do it gratis.....even replenish the split wood...

For me, the excitement starts as soon as the reservation is booked! Then I immediately start looking for clothes and accessories to pack. I've been on 17 cruises so far, so I know immediately what my go-tos are that I need to pack first and when to get them. Then I just look for nifty little bags and accessories to help me with electronics and such while I'm on my trip. For instance, this week I got a water-resistant wallet that my cell phone can also fit in. A few years ago, I got myself a waterproof beach get the drift from here.

Well its not too fancy. Here are a couple of pictures of the main cabin, have put on a new deck and foundation since these were taken. Have a shop, pole shed, shower house and guest cabin nearby as well. The best part is I'm on at least 330 acres with a sizeable creek (Swift Creek) running throughout. Lot to do here, I have four 4-wheeler ATVs, a sawmill and a few other toys. In the middle of the largest National Park in the U.S. Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The picture from the front porch is of Bonanza Ridge. Kennecott Copper Corporation got their first start here, shortly after the turn of the last century. They had five mines up high on the ridge connected by tramways to the mill site down near the glacier (Kennicott Glacier). They shut down in 1938 but this mine still holds the distinction of producing the highest grade copper the world has ever seen, by far. Just talking to a friend on the other side of the Kennicott River, about 5 miles from me, he had a huge grizz last night that broke into another cabin about a mile away from his. They start breaking into cabins and we have huge problems.

Yer killin me...that would make a reeeeally civilized deer camp...yuk yuk.....just coincidence you got the same name as that ol copper corp??


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