Two Weeks and Counting

Two weeks from tonight, Lee and I will be scrambling to pack for our big trip to Alaska. We’ll be doing last minute laundry, wondering why we waited until the last minute, and I’ll be running to Wal-Mart to pick up all the little stuff you need to take, and wondering what I’m forgetting. It’ll be great.
I can’t wait. Sometimes, it’s all I think about. Other times, I try not to think about it. What if everything doesn’t go according to plan? What if the weather is bad? What if it rains every day we’re there? Then I remind myself – it’ll be Alaskan rain, and we’ll be there to enjoy it. Let it rain on us while we hike. Let it rain so hard we have to stay holed up in a cabin reading books and sipping coffee. Really, would that be so bad? I think not.
I’m already planning on it raining in Portland – because it always does, right? But that’s fine. My goal there is spend quality time with Anna and Jason. It can be outdoors, it can be in the apartment playing Mario Kart, I don’t care. I know we’ll have fun either way.
Lee bought me a travel book called “Looking for Alaska.” I’ve just begun to read it, and I already enjoy it so much. And I identify with the title. I’ve been looking for Alaska for years. I’m ready to find it, whatever it may be like.