It was a wonderful trip. We dropped the puppy-dog off at the kennel, drove up to Seattle, got on the ship, and all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. We traveled from Seattle to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Ate too much. Drank almost too much (and a LOT less than most of the people on the boat!). Avoided formal night. Went to the gym a couple times (yep, they had a rowing machine). Laughed at our cruise director, Alejandro (called Ale-handsome by the staff) from Argentina. He had a different suit for every night of the cruise. On the last night he wore a gold (think gold lame) suit and tie. He was about 5’tall so I guess he could get away with it. But seriously!!
We saw bald eagles, orcas, sea lions, bunnies, and bears. We went to several lectures on the boat by Brent Nixon. He was extremely funny and presented information in such an engaging way (like the time he was flopping on the stage like a sea lion!). He was on the boat the entire cruise and we learned a lot about bears, whales, and eagles during the week.We brought some really good binoculars and they really made the difference in seeing things on shore. (Scroll over pictures with your mouse to see captions.)
Would I do it again? Oh, you betcha! (Oh, and for those of you who were worried about how Willow did at the kennel, here ya go…..see her in action!)
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I just got back myself! I went to Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, & Victoria. Had a wonderful time. Mine was with Quiltmaker magazine so I had quilting classes as well. It was really fun.
How great is that? Quilting on the high seas! Were your seams straight?
Hey Lisa, Wow, this is not your mother’s vacation pictures! Things have certainly changed (for the better). I had no idea you were “doing this” so it was a great surprise to get the great pix along with the excellent narrative so I have a really good sense of what a fun adventure it was for the two of you. Good to know that Willow enjoyed herself too!
Thanks Karen! I know I haven’t seen you much lately, but hopefully we can get together this summer sometime!
What a wonderful trip. Thanks for the photos. Lucky Willow at play, I don’t think she missed you guys much.
Yeah, I agree. I think she was having a vacation from us!
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