Sunday, June 25, 2006

ALASKA !!!!!!!
My mom, my son and I travelled to Alaska on the Norwegian Star June 4th-11th. We had a great time and would not hesitate a little to return. We were awed by the beautiful scenery and even though we were on the ocean in a huge cruise ship, we felt like we were on a calm lake. Since this trip was up the inside passage, we usually had land of some sort close enough to our balcony to clearly see. Juneau was just so beautiful !! The numerous waterfalls that cascade down the side of the mountains there were stunning. In Skagway, we got to pan for gold and visit the "red light" district. In Ketchikan, we ventured out on a speedboat to look for wildlife. We also visited Victoria, British Columbia.... our first time in Canada. We were a little mad at ourselves for not bringing our passports off the ship because we could have gotten a stamp in them !! In Victoria, we had a personal tour of the city in a 1926 Model "T" Ford... what fun !!