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This has been a most interesting week! Sunday evening on the late news was a report of a three mast, 300 foot schooner belonging to the Mexican Navy being docked in Seward for the next few days. They also said it would be available for boarding for visitors. Well, Monday morning I told my husband about it and asked if he’d like to drive over to Seward and check it out.
So, shortly after noon we began our drive of slightly over 100 miles to Seward. We brought Muppet along for the ride, too. We made a few short “doggie” pit stops for him and I made a surprising discovery. I was able to climb both up and down the embankments he chose for a look-see! Prolotherapy at work!
We say a young bull moose in velvet, wild roses in bloom, and eagles cavorting. There was still some leftover snow from avalanches, but the vegetation was very lush and green everywhere else. As lush and green as it is here, it is even more so as one gets nearer to Seward. They get a lot more rain than we do.
Entering Seward we could see the vessel docked in the harbor. It is very beautiful. I can’t spell or pronounce the name, but it was commissioned in Sept. 1982 and tours around the world. Everyone was extremely pleasant and we were shown much. I’d really recommend climbing aboard if you ever have the opportunity.
We were told that a flotilla met and escorted the vessel. The sails were all up on the masts and they fired the cannons as they entered into the harbor. That must have been a magnificent sight.
Now, almost as magnificent was the fact that I was able to climb both up and down the steep stairs in the ship, AND even climb up and over a tall entryway into a cabin! I wouldn’t have even dreamed about doing such a thing just a month ago! On the last flight of steps going up, I did need to pull myself along a bit, but I wasn’t in pain and there wasn’t a jerkiness in my knee joints! WOW!!!
After we left the vessel and took Muppet for another pit stop, we went to a Greek Restaurant we’ve visited on other trips. We each had rather BTD compliant dinners that were very delicious.
On the way out of town we stopped by a friend’s house. He gave me some rockfish ivory to use in my jewelry making. The ivory comes from the ears of the fish. I already had some halibut ivory (ears), so now I’ll make up a few pair of earrings to show them off.
On Wednesday's prolotherapy session I received my fifth injections in each knee. I have just one more to go next week. They were quite uncomfortable. My ND said the last two are more uncomfortable than the earlier ones. I’m guessing it is because the cartilage is busy re-growing and taking up the space that was available when we first started. Anyway, just one more shot in each knee and I’ll be able to do more than I have in the past 40 years!
Yesterday was our 26th wedding anniversary!