My husband and I recently returned from an Alaskan cruise. It was meant to be our twenty-fifth anniversary trip. We haven’t hit that mark yet; we’re at twenty-four and a half years and counting, but taking a cruise to Alaska in December didn’t seem like a good idea. Not to mention the fact that no one goes up there then. :)
Some things I knew, but my husband learned/relearned about me while we shared a small space for seven days…
- I don’t like to talk much. I’m just not your typical woman. I grew up basically as an only child (my closest sibling is 14 years older and male) and had lots of time to myself. And my family was not in to sharing feelings and the like. I’m sure days went by when I said nothing.
- I value time alone. After the first day or so of us being together non-stop, I began to get irritable. Once I think I just asked him to shut up for a little while.
- I’m okay sitting for hours writing, reading, or playing games on my iPad. This bugged him to death. One day he was so antsy, he walked every deck of the ship front to back. I stayed in the room and read or wrote.
- Despite my size, I don’t eat much. I kept telling him that I didn’t eat much, but I think actually seeing how much I ate surprised him.
- When he retires several years from now, he will have to find ways to amuse himself. I think this one surprised him the most. He even mentioned it to me one afternoon, much along the lines of…”I’m going to have to find something to do when I retire so I don’t irritate you, aren’t I?” I simply nodded.
It was a great trip, and we enjoyed our time immensely. The land up there is beautiful, the weather was better than expected–we had some gray days, but no real rain–the scenery was breathtaking, and to watch the sun set or rise(I saw that a few days, even though it was 4:30 a.m.), awe inspiring.
So here are some pictures. I’ll even throw one in of us together, though I must say I hate selfies. ;)
I took tons of others, but I don’t want to bombard you with my photos, most of which were scenic.
Lest you think my husband was the only one who learned something on this cruise, let me tell you that it reminded me that I love my husband more today than I did when I said I do almost twenty-five years ago. Yes, there are times when he gets on my last nerve, but those are few and far between. I can’t imagine my life without him and am better because he’s around.
Have you taken a trip with your hubby that just blew you away, either with the views or with what you learned about each other?