I’m going on vacation. With my mom and dad. Yep. No husband. Just dad, mom, and me. I’m a little scared, I don’t think I’ve gone on a long vacation with my folks since I was 17. Well I take that back, when I was 29 (I think) I went with my sister, dad and met up with my mom down in Florida for my grandmother’s funeral, but I don’t think that counts as it was a funeral. Although it was quite fun bonding with my sister, and driving my mom a tad crazy. My sister and I, Kat, went to the beach each day and swam, it was a lot of fun.
This time though, I’m going with mom and dad to Alaska. Yay for mom and dad’s frequent flyer miles. So in February, yes I said February, I’m headed to Alaska with the folks to see my brother and his family. We are hoping to see the Northern Lights, thus the reason for going in the middle of winter. Thankfully I have plenty of wool sweaters, and bought a nice warm coat from Lands End as well as matching boots. I don’t think I’ve ever had matching coat and boots, I actually feel like a girl.
Mom is excited about the norhtern lights, I am too, but I’m more excited about finding my way to a couple of Fairbanks knitting shops, one in particular that boasts on their website a good supply of quivit in both laceweight and heavier. I’m buying myself some quivit to make a lacy scarf or shawl. I’m not sure, no doubt though something out of Artic Lace. I’ll have to take that book with me.