Thursday, September 13, 2018

Alaskan Cruise Days #5 and 6! Glacier Bay and Ketchikan!

We are having a great time! Wednesday we toured Glacier Bay from the comfort of the ship and the Cumby's balcony!

This photo reminds me of the opening for a movie!

So beautiful and peaceful.

I still can hardly believe that we are HERE!!!

Thanks to the Cumbys for sharing their balcony with us.

It was an amazing and for us - a one in a lifetime experience!

Louis Dean seems to have gotten his sea legs now.
Not that any of us have had anay seasickness - we haven't.
And every day has been sunny with blue skies and white clouds and fairly warm temps!
59 degrees mostly!

I can't load all my pics here because I am frantically trying to post before port!

Wednesday night was our special dining evening and it was special, indeed!

I had the dessert sampler and it was delicious!!

Before dinner drink in the Plaza.

Louis Dean is once again his charming self!!

The view from our stateroom window when we came in after dinner last night!

I will tell you all about our fun evening in the Princess Theater and how Louis Dean and I got a standing ovation!! It was pretty awesome!

An early morning for us as we were only in Ketchican!

We had a lighthouse and totem pole excursion today!

Probably one of my very favorite ones of our trip!

I will tell you more about it later!

The Alaskan Bush People filmed a couple of their shows right here in this area!

Our super duper Captain Jeff - a third generation from Ketchikan.
He was such a joy and used words in his narrative like - gratitude, grateful, joy, humble.
I know his mother is proud of him!
Born here in Ketchikan, he went to college in Florida and returned after graduating.
He has a twim sister and hi swhole family stilllive here!

The crew were terrific and offered to take pics for us!

Loving this trip with Brenda and  Billy!

Our cool Capyain Jeff docked the boat with a remote control!

Somebody around here is getting new appliances!

That's how they do it here!

Back to the ship!

A short time here but simply wonderful!!!

Okay, guys. I don't have time to edit photos or even do spellcheck!
Hope this posts!
May not be able to post again until Saturday night from Portland.
Love and prayers for all my friends and family affected by Florence!


Kathy said...

How wonderful! I am so enjoying your trip. The scenery is gorgeous! So glad you are having a good time.

Saimi said...

Oh my goodness what a fabulous trip so far! All your scenic pictures are so stunning I can only imagine how they must look in person! So glad you all are having a great time, the dessert sampler is it die for! Thanks for keeping us posted on your trip.

Teresa P said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful pics! The scenery is just stunning and I especially loved seeing the lighthouse. I really enjoyed seeing Louis Dean at the formal dinner and wondered how you got him out of his signature overalls! ha

Have a safe trip back! I am in central Virginia and we are only going to get some rain and just a little wind but our poor neighbors in NC/SC are really going to get it bad from Hurricane Florence.

Vee said...

Simply exquisite pics! Keep having fun!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

So awesome! Our niece lives in Anchorage with her family, and one day we're going to go visit them!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh how I love seeing your photos - I am so glad you are enjoying it. sandie

Ginny Hartzler said...

Of your first three scenery pictures, I love the third one best, it is stunning!!! I did not know you can dock a ship by remote control! You and Louis Dean look so gorgeous all dressed up!! You are the perfect couple. I like your cap and Louis dean's leather jacket. Cannot believe it is that warm there!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you so much for sharing your special trip with us. You and LD are both just such lovely people. I am glad that you are able to take this trip and experience the world from the vantage point of the ship.
Love to you- and happy sailing! xo Diana

Carole said...

Love to see how it is going. And doesn't LD scrub up well (I hope this means the same to you as it does to me??) Cheers

Carol Slater said...

Such beautiful photos! The scenery there is absolutely breathtaking!! I am thankful that you were able to go and that this adventure is turning out to be a good one!

Susie said...

Linda, I have seen Tv show of these places, I know they had to be very interesting. Glad LD is doing better. He is very handsome in the pictures you took. You both are looking so nice in the dinner photos.You are so cute in that little hat. I can not wait to hear more of your adventures. I hope you got some photos of the totems. Remote control docking, amazing. Blessings to all, be safe. xoxo,love you, Susie

Estelle's said...

you have done a marvelous job taking us along. Y'all look wonderful and so so happy to hear you have enjoyed the cruise!

Sandra said...

glad to see LD looking much happier now...

Arlene Grimm said...

So glad you are having a wonderful trip Linda. You and LD deserve a great trip that will give you memories for years to come.

Changes in the wind said...

I can tell by your post that you all are having a wonderful time and how nice to see LD not in overalls! Glad that you are having good weather and able to be out and about. A big part of the fun on a cruise is the food:)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

They are awesome views and ones I've only ever seen in the movies. So glad you are having such a good time. Sounds like we have some wonderful stories to look forward to in days to come.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You're having the best time and it means so much more to travel with those you love. Can't wait to hear about your standing ovation! We're in NC...thanks for the prayers! HAVE FUN! Hugs, Diane

jujupage1 said...

You're so lucky to have been able to go on such an amazing trip! I would love to go to Alaska in the future!