Snow-capped mountains descending in thick, forested slopes to glacier-blue seas, littered with ice and visited by all manner of creatures. Something tells us we are not in Kansas – or our usual east coast cruising grounds – any more. We saw these wonderful sights on our cruise to Alaska, but this time we let someone else drive, taking a cruise on one of those big ships to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We left from Vancouver, a beautiful Canadian port city and stopped in the ports of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan. One day was spent sailing up in the Glacier Bay National Park. The scenery was gorgeous, and the weather for viewing it was near-perfect.
If you're interested in more details about the trip, click on the pictures below and read about what we did.
Before leaving for Alaska, Bonnie and Troy came for a visit with the grandkids. We made a trip to the Virginia Living Museum and got re-acquainted with the animals. When we got back to the boat, Daddy Troy and little Troy went about catching some local wildlife to take home. Little Troy was proud to say he caught 4. Taylor just caught Grandpa.