Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back in Dutch

Hi everyone!

I am back in Dutch and back at work. The husband has gone fishing.....it is strange how, for 1 1/2 months, we were together 24/7, how I got used to having him around.....getting to reach out and kiss him, or hold his hand anytime I wanted to. Now he is gone, not coming home for dinner, not waking up in our bed, he's just gone, cold turkey, just like that! I am very sad, happy to be home, but wishing Scott was here. Now my sister AND my BFF are leaving for Mexico on Thursday! It's just not fair....LOL (just kidding, of course).

I will post more photos and stories about our trip tomorrow....getting back into the swing of things is taking longer than I thought.....

Seems I missed something while I was out...what happened to Unalaska Steve's shoulder? I wish him a speedy recovery...and hope the surgery proved successful...


Friday, June 5, 2009


Awesome 2010 Camaro rented here in Minnesota, what a sweet ride!
Ass Gaskets: new and improved.....push a button and voila! No more effing around with those when you are about to pee your pants.... (I just thought this was a GREAT pet rock idea!)

Toilet with the new and improved automatic gasket!

Scott and the submarine "Torsk" Inner Harbor, Baltimore....I couldn't go inside because of claustrophobia...Scott said it was very tight quarters.

Hard Rock Cafe, Barnes & Noble, Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Aboard the USS Consitution.....really cool ship that fought in the Civil War.

Correction thanks to Cath! USS Constellation was a 38-gun frigate, one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794She was distinguished as the first U.S. Navy vessel to put to sea and the first U.S. Navy vessel to engage, defeat, and capture an enemy vessel. Constructed in 1797, she was decommissioned in 1853.

Cousin Lil and friend Dave...having too much fun!
Cousin Margaret having just as much fun.

Maryland Crabs! Messy, but yummy!

Scott and I at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.....

Craig, Catherine & Scott at party at Craigerine's house....had a blast!

New cousins-in-law....Scott & Catherine.....

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....future crab fisherman? Lil's son, Matthew...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Atlantic City & the Mall of America

Hi, Forgot about going to Atlantic City...we heard Donald Trump was having financial difficulties so we went to Trump Taj Mahal and donated to him via slot machines...I think he will be okay now. Thanks Catherine!

We took the train from Baltimore to Chicago, spent 4 hours in the Chicago Union Station, now we are at the Hyatt at the Mall of America in Minnesota! Soon I will be shopping my lips off! Can't wait....

I'm prepared to post photos but now can't find my camera cord (be patient people)....my husband (that still sounds weird) is out getting us a rental car.....he knows where that damn cord is....so photos coming soon!

We are having a blast! Thanks to the Garitty clan: Catherine (her husband, Craig); Marja & Richie, & beautiful Gracie; Michael & Judi and darling Carlee; Lil, handsome Matthew, & adorable Rebecca; and Margrock......you ROCK!!!! More gratitude to my darling Aunt Carol and wonderful Uncle Lyle...we enjoyed our visit more than you know. Scott fits in perfectly and can't wait to visit again!

Okay, found the camera cord, now batteries are dead....I'm a NIGHTMARE! LMAO

I'll be back! BTW: LORI, Where are you?????

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Baltimore, DC, Union Station

I finally got to a computer! Well, not really, but have a 3 hour layover in Union Station in Washington, DC....it has been a whirlwind so far....left Dutch Harbor on the 25th, got to Seattle at 12:30AM, spent the night at the Coast International Hotel, flew to DC the next day....stayed the night there at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Arlington....cousin Catherine picked us up from there, and we headed to Fallston, MD (just outside of Baltimore)...Catherine took a few days off and it rained all day Wed....I'm getting my days mixed up, but we visited my Aunt Carol and Uncle Lyle in Joppatowne, MD...had a rip-roaring party at Catherine's house Saturday night, needless to say, Sunday was a day of rest.

On Monday, my Aunt Carol dropped Scott and I off at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore..it's so awesome there. The USS Constitution has been restored and is docked there, available to the public to go aboard and explore. I'll write more about that later and post pictures. I'm not allowed to plug anything into these computers here.

Anyway, Union Station is HUGE!!!! Will post photos of it later as well. Our train leaves here at 4:05 (luckily we purchased first class tickets on the train, so I am in the VIP section, blogging away!)...we arrive in Chicago tomorrow morning (Tuesday), that takes about 17 hours, thank god for sleeper cars (oh, yeah and club cars)...gotta go (Mcdonalds is here)...I'll write more later.

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!