(Continuing with our excursion to Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada on our last day of the Alaska cruise):
I don’t really have a lot of stories of visiting the Butchart Gardens …
Just lots and lots of photos of flowers.
It was pretty crowded and we mostly felt like we had to rush … [...]
Our final day of our Alaskan cruise …. was primarily spent at sea.
We were headed back down to Seattle (all day Friday and most of the day Saturday) – one of the downsides of doing a round-trip cruise instead of 1-way.
We spent the morning/early afternoon reading and playing games. More Mexican Train [...]
Friday was a day at sea.
Not many stories for this day.
I spent the bulk of the day in bed.
In the morning we went to breakfast, but I started to feel a bit of sea sickness.
This day involved covering something like 600 miles or so, all at top speed, all [...]
continuing our Skagway excursion during our Alaska cruise ….
After our wilderness/Gold Rush tour, we were dropped off back in town about 1:30p or 2p. Just about time for lunch – at the Skagway Brewing Company.
Beer-broth chili was filling and warm and great for how cold it was outside ….
We also [...]
… continuing our Skagway Gold Rush tour ….
On the way back to town from the Canada border, we stopped at Liarsville – sounds picturesque, no?
Liarsville is basically a recreation of a mining town or similar, complete with tents set up for the press, a laundry service and a madam.
Wednesday morning we took a nap, after the scenic cruising, had lunch and wrote out our postcards…
We docked in Juneau Wednesday afternoon about 2pm.
Our main (and only) plan was to visit Mendenhall Glacier. …
(so says Angela)
Wednesday morning we had some scenic cruising up Tracy Arm Fjord to view Sawyer Glacier ….
Andrew ran up to the prow of the ship to see the glacier closer, ran back down to get me to come up and we walked back up together (around 8am) …
When we booked our cruise, I was a bit disappointed that such a big piece of Wednesday would be taken up with “scenic cruising” – bah! Scenic cruising is just another way of saying they want to keep us on the ship to spend more money on drinks and gambling.
Turns out I was [...]
Tuesday evening in Alaska…. We boarded our ship (after visiting Ketchikan) around 1 or 2p, ate lunch, took a nape, and woke up about 4 or 5 when the ship was heading out of port ….
From our room’s balcony with coffee, cameras and books, we were able to witness the slow meander through [...]
So on TUESDAY in Alaska, after our Ketchikan wildlife tour, our guide Kurt dropped us off in town at historic Creek Street – shops, restaurants and 1 touristy brothel up on stilts built down the length of the creek.
Tuesday morning was our first time in port for this cruise!!
When we woke up Tuesday morning (early) the ship was slowly slowly coming into park, getting into position to be parked for the day …
The early morning sun was peeking over the mountains to the east, and the whole of the town [...]
I’m pretty bummed I didn’t end up getting a photo of our cruise dinner waitress, Galina from Bulgaria…. She was all kinds of awesome.
Our first night on the cruise (Sunday) our waitress was this intense Thai girl named something like Trixie. I don’t remember. She seemed to be rushing us and not really [...]
Monday of our Alaska cruise was completely at sea.
We had quite a bit of distance to cover between Seattle and Ketchikan …. The ship was going a tad fast and the 4 of us all felt a bit of sea sickness to one degree or another.
The good news is: Julie brought Dramamine [...]
and here we go … starting into the wealth of Alaska photos and stories we collected over a week …
Andrew and I got up absurdly early on Sunday, June 26, headed over to the airport, and flew north to Seattle.
Julie and Kaitlin had made a road-trip of it so were actually [...]
When we were getting ready for our Alaska cruise, I kept telling Andrew how the food was the best part …. So many options, so many good recipes, food whenever you want …
Andrew thought I meant that the food was the best he would ever taste. Which is, um …. not the case.