Redcliffe Pier

Saturday, July 31, 2010

EVERYONE LOVES A PARCEL

The courier brought us a parcel.

"Hey Diane, the parcel has arrived."

"What have we here?"

"Yippee, our travel documents have arrived with some goodies too. This backpack looks handy."

"Yep, it fits and not too big."

So, what did we end up with? 2 backpacks, 2 laundry bags, a document holder and........

........a guide book for Canada and Alaska, the itinerary, the air tickets, and information booklet together with health forms and baggage labels. The cruise ship documents I had to download from the internet.
Soooo in two weeks we will be on our way. Rah, rah, rah. Do I sound excited? This trip has been on my bucket list for years, I can't believe it is about to happen.

32 comments:

  1. You have a good travel agent to give you such goodies and the back pack. Are you going to backpack in Canada?

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  2. I should ask you if you are traveling P & O. Why did they give you a back pack when you are traveling in style?

    http://annsnowchin.blogspot.com/2010/07/p-o-pacific-sun.html

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  3. TAKE ME WITH YOU!

    P.L.E.A.S.E!!!!!

    You're both too OLD to carry those backpacks; wouldn't you rather bring a personal porter?

    Carol

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  4. A cruise to Canada and Alaska!!! WOW, that's awesome Diane! 2 weeks - can't wait to see your photos.

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  5. Hooray!
    Lucky you. Canada and Alaska

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  6. Ann, We are not travelling with P&O but with Scenic Tours and Holland America. The backpacks are for day trips and shore excursions. They also double up as hand luggage in the plane and train.

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  7. Exciting! I've always wanted to see Alaska. Your palm shots below are beautiful!

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  8. Are you going to be anywhere near Niagara Falls? It is not too far from here. Have a great trip!

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  9. We are planning a trip to Alaska in 2012; we're not sure if we want to cruise or not. I'll be looking forward to reading about your travel!

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  10. Oh what fun! I can understand your excitement :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  11. I am so excited for you two.... We hope to take an Alaska trip next Summer (for our 10th wedding anniversary)... Can't wait to hear more about your trip.... Hope you will take us with you along the way!!!!

    Have a great lunch tomorrow with Colin... Tell him HOWDY from TENNERSEE..... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Wow ! are you going to Canada ?? What a nice parcel ! I mean the content is even better !

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  13. wu-hoo!! HOw long for? Are you taking a computer with you?

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  14. Getting all the goodies really makes you feel the holiday is getting closer. I look forward to an Aussie view of Canada and Alaska!

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  15. Yay! Hurrah for you two! Sounds like you are going to have a terrific time.

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  16. What super and exciting photos Diane. I am happy you are going to be going to Alaska, one of the states I dearly want to visit. I didn't get to Canada again as I wanted to on this last trip, just ran out of time but I shall look forward to your photos.

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  17. A new adventure and exciting holidays. Have a wonderful time!

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  18. WOW, that is so exciting. Have a wonderful time and keep well and safe.
    Look forward to seeing all about it.
    Hugs - Jan

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  19. Very exciting wow!!!
    I wish you both a wonderful trip!
    Diane

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  20. I love, love, love the Yukon Canada and Alaska! Hope you guys have a wonderful time.

    Big Bear and I are off to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. For the month of September.

    Let's share notes (and pics!) in October. OK?

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  21. Just reading some of the other comments, Diane. You do realize that Holland America practically owns Alaska, right? :)

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  22. Oh wonderful. I look forward to these pics! By the way I'm travelling so not visiting blogs at the moment but will catch up again soon. I tried to leave a note on your blog the other day to let you know and it just hung up.

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  23. Wow, that's a wonderful news and package tour, I can think of the events your doing now. Enjoy the cruise.

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  24. Diane,
    Wonderful to know that you are both off on another adventure. You both have a wonderful time and I look forward to viewing some photos when you return and post them on here.

    Take care..

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  25. Bill - You had better hurry up and exchange those tickets. Diane and I can go, and you can come to visit Phillip in Memphis while I'm gone.

    What a trip. Have loads of fun, just share lots of photos with us bums who are left behind.

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  26. Happy for you and (although it's unseemly for a woman of my advanced age) a bit envious as well! Yay for you guys though -- and can't wait to see the pictures.

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  27. WhooHoo! What a wonderful trip! Can I tag along and help with your luggage??

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  28. Ooooh Diane,

    I was planning going to Alaska next year so will be very interested in your photographs and details of your trip...what magic..

    Regards,

    Lizzie

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  29. That is a nice batch of goodies, the day packs will really come in handy. You and Bill are going to love Alaska, I can't wait to hear your impressions of the state. Canada isn't half bad either, LOL!

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  30. DIANE! I AM COMING WITH YOU!!! I am sure I can get into one of those backpacks!

    Both Jez and I believe we are Canadians born in OZ by mistake. Not that I don't LOVE Australia, but sometimes you just hanke for coniferous forests and slmon jumping out at you.

    I am SO ENVIOUS!!!!! Take a bazillion photos to share please!

    Cheers,

    Cindy

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  31. Hi Diane! Wow, lucky girl!! Alaska and Canada... Would love to repeat... ;))

    After an odd post, Blogtrotter Two has a bit of Catalonia in Sardinia... ;)
    Take pleasure in it and have a stunning week ahead!

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  32. Oh! YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! It's almost time. And summer for you, while the rest of your homeland still has winter.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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