Had I the technological wherewithall to do so, I would italicize the word "First" in that title above and thereby emphasize my commitment to persuading her to return.
But I don't.
Instead, I'm settling in for a long evening of Blogger Battle to see if I can't get it to let me post a few of the pictures from Deirdre and Mike's visit to our little perch in Western Alaska. Maybe, if I'm lucky, it will even let me post a bit of commentary! And, thus, shall I endeavour to persuade my dear cousin to return for a Second Alaskan Adventure......or [red rover, red rover] send Billy, Judi, Joyce or Sweet Pea right over.
In the meantime, here's one of my favorite photos of Cousin Deirdre in the Great White North.