OK, whoever is searching my site for “pistachio pearl earrings” using the Yahoo! search box on top, I am fairly sure that I have no information about such things since I don’t wear earrings and I don’t much care for pistacchio.
We got back into town last night. The short story is that the cruise was a bit confining and that the best part of our trip was the 3 days at the end that we spent in Vancouver, British Columbia. It turns out that Canadians don’t have floppy heads likes they show on South Park, but they’re very nice. And the Vancooverites have quite a beautiful city.
More details and photos later, though I don’t know if I will have good pictures of Vancouver since my Canon S40 decided to pretty much die while we were there. The sliding lens cover mechanism fails to engage the switch or sensor that makes the lens come out and turns the camera on. For a while I had it sort of working by applying pressure to the lens cover, but now it quit working entirely. I need to figure out whether this is fixable; otherwise I may be looking at getting a new digital camera…
We’re walking around Anchorage today. It’s only moderately chilly and pretty sunny – a nice day.
Facts for the day :
Alaska is by far the largest state in the U.S. – twice as large, in fact, as #2 Texas. Alaska is also larger than all but 18 of the world’s nations.
The entire state of Alaska has only around 664,000 people. The population density works out to be 1.1 people per square mile. By comparison the tiny island of Manhattan in New York City has around 1.5 million people and a population density of around 67,000 people per square mile.
I’m on vacation (Alaskan cruise) until the 28th so don’t expect a lot of activity here.