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Sunday, July 12, 2009
Things I learned in Alaska

 1. I am afraid of heights. Scale a 75 foot cliff with a 99 pound girl your only safety net and see if you're not afraid of heights too. That is me in the photo but darling son zoomed in so you can't see just how impressive that climb was. He said, "Look down, Mom!" I said, "Don't think so." 

2. It's okay to say no. After massive shakes from fear of height, They (read: evil rock climbing guides) took us to the top of the cliff to teach us to rappel. "Stand on the edge of the cliff and sit back." Uh, no thanks. However, watching my two teenage sons do it was worse than doing it myself. 

3. Kindles break when dropped on a hard surface. Yes, I did it and the screen is now permanently black. WAHHHH!! Should've gotten the Klutz Warranty. 

4. Denise + Day at Sea - Kindle = Boredom

5. You can go two full weeks without feeling hungry.

6. There's no place like home. My bed, my routines, everything in it's place--well, mostly. Ahhhh . . . .
Denise Hunter  
posted at 4:39 PM  
  Comments (11)
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At 10:27 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

WOW!! I am TOTALLY impressed!!!!!

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Total bummer about your Kindle but WOO HOO on the rock climbing! Impressive!

At 11:41 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks, girls. I have to say, when I was up high and clinging to a 1/4" ledge, it just felt like stupidity.

At 5:58 AM, Blogger Lauri said...

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At 5:59 AM, Blogger Lauri said...

I'm going to Alaska next month. We aren't signed up for any rock climbing tours, though. Can I ask what cruise line you took and how they dressed for dinner? My aunt is saying I need to buy a formal dress for the dinners and I really don't want to squeeze that into my suitcase if I don't really need it.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

You're my hero! There is NO WAY I'd attempt to climb that. Wow, D, you're brave!

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

So sorry about the Kindle. :-( Oh my goodness. :-( I am not sure whether breaking it is worse, or the time at sea without it!

I agree with the others about the rock climbing! Woo-hooo! After you recover, you can put it in a book someday. Colleen can too, but I am not sure I would want to read her outcome, haha! It would be fun to see how the 4 of you would write that differently! :-)

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I am SO PROUD OF YOU for rock climbing!!! Isn't it the best sport in the world? ;) And careful about calling climbing guides "evil" - you just tagged my dh ... lol ... seriously that rock face looked sweet. I'm jealous.

Sorry about your Kindle. I can't imagine a vacay with nothing to read. I'm leaving for CO on Monday and my dh is already sighing at my milk crate of books. (literally) He kinda wonders why we don't just stay home so I can lay on the couch and read. I told him the mountains make the difference! LoL

WAY TO GO, DENISE!!! ROCK CLIMBING!!! So very proud! :)

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Wow, what beautiful scenery, and such an adventure. Worth the cost of a Kindle, how else would you remember how adventurous you were? you have actual damage and it didn't involve a bone!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Jaime, no offense to your hubby. I'm sure he's perfectly nice. :-) And I did get the contact info from our guide just in case I need a mountain guide hero in the future. I didn't know your hubby was a climber!

Lauri, we went on Carnival which is more casual than some of the others. We were able to wear jeans/nice shirt for dinner except the two formal nights. I wore slacks/blouse one night and a casual dress the other. Boys just had to have slacks and a shirt with a collar. We were packing for 5 so no way was I going to stuff 2 formals in there.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Wow!! That is totally awesome! That is something I would never, ever do. No way!! Not me.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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