Month: October 2015

Cruise to Alaska: Victoria Island, British Columbia

Cruise to Alaska: Victoria Island, British Columbia

Our final stop of the cruise was to Victoria, British Columbia.  This was the boys first time visiting another country, and it happened to fall on my son’s birthday.  He turned 7, with the excitement of being serenaded on the way into the dining hall, […]

Cruise to Alaska: Ketchikan

Cruise to Alaska: Ketchikan

When we awoke on Day 5, we had already docked in Ketchikan.  This was the one port where we had pre-booked an excursion, which was The Great American Lumberjack Show. We were docked and ready to leave by 7:00 am.  We had about a 3 block walk from […]

Cruise to Alaska: Glacier Bay National Park

Cruise to Alaska: Glacier Bay National Park

The fourth day of our cruise was spent at sea, arriving in Glacier Bay early in the morning. Several park rangers entered our ship via a small boat at the entrance of the National Park, and stayed on to narrate the passage until early afternoon. […]

Cruise to Alaska: Skagway

Cruise to Alaska: Skagway

When we woke up on day three of the cruise, we had already docked in Skagway. As we ate breakfast, we looked out over the harbor and enjoyed the views. The old Orient Express train was parked and waiting for its first passengers. We had […]

Cruise to Alaska: Juneau

Cruise to Alaska: Juneau

From Seattle, we set off on a 7 day Norwegian Cruise that was kid-friendly and stopped in 4 ports: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria B.C., with a fifth day spent cruising Glacier Bay National Park.  We had incredible weather for all four of our port days… foggy early in the morning, and […]

Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

We left behind the RV, and drove to Seattle to embark on a 7 day cruise to Alaska.  Our ship was leaving on Sunday, so we spent Saturday exploring the area.  There were several things on our bucket list to do and see here, but […]

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

While perusing a tourist book about the state of Oregon, I came across information for a place that I had only heard mentioned once or twice. When I dug deeper, I was surprised to learn that the Columbia River Gorge was a highly recommended site […]