S: Seattle to Alaska 2010 - Volume one
FC: Our Seattle -Alaskan Adventure May 2010
3: From West Palm Beach to Seattle were we will catch our ship the Carnival Spirit and head for Alaska. | We invite you to join us on our journey
5: The Mariners were playing upon our arrival to Seattle. We thought it would be fun to see a game on our first night. Even thou they lost, we still enjoyed walking around their beautiful stadium.
7: We have all day tomorrow to sight see so we kicked back tonight and enjoy the local pubs.
8: Another shot glass for our Hard Rock collection
9: The picture above is the city skyline from our hotel window at the Holiday Inn. We had a wonderful day and we are looking forward to seeing more of Seattle tomorrow. (I had to take the picture of the elephant for Kelly)
10: The boys took off early this morning to tour the Boeing factory, so Debbie and I thought it would be fun to go downtown for sightseeing, shopping and lunch. The page to the right are views from the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center the tallest building in Seattle. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainer. | We ate lunch at a nice little wine bar | Seattle Central Library
11: Mount Rainer
13: B O E I N G
15: PIKE PLACE MARKET
17: Top left is the first Star Bucks, they opened their doors in 1971.
18: LAST RESORT FIRE DEPARTMENT
19: THE PHOTO TO THE LEFT SHOWS SEATTLE BEFORE THE GREAT FIRE OF 1889.
20: We took the underground walking tour beneath Seattle's streets. Seattle was originally built at sea level and often flooded. After the fire of 1889 they build the new town on top of the old buildings and eventually filled in all the old streets this helped solve the flooding and sewage issues. The original buildings are still standing frozen in time under the streets of Seattle.
22: PIONEER SQUARE Seattle's Historic District
23: SMITH TOWER | The Wishing chair
24: VIEWS FROM SMITH TOWER OPENED JULY 4, 1914 THIS WAS SEATTLE'S FIRST SKYSCRAPER
29: Our last look onto Seattle before our ship sails for Alaska.
30: With | Duane
31: We had a beautiful two room suite with a full bath and a separate dressing room. | Welcome to our home away from home | Room 6260
32: But the best part of our room was the balcony it was 35ft long and wrapped around the back corner of the ship. We could not of had a better room. After all Alaska is all about the view.
34: Looking over the top of the ship onto our balcony.
35: To a trip to remember | CHEERS
36: Captain's Dinner
38: The end to our second night, a beautiful sunset and a full moon. Tomorrow we will be in the Inside passage, as we head to Tracy Arm.
39: Day 3 We woke up to white cap mountains all around us.. with another perfect day ahead, we are looking forward to seeing our first Glacier
42: Enjoying our day at sea
48: We set up camp at the front of the ship as we headed thru Tracy Arm Fjord towards the Sawyer Glacier.
49: The scenery was breathtaking, we also were lucky to encounter seals, a bald Eagle and a brown bear.
52: Our first bear sighting.
62: Sawyer Glacier
68: Views from our balcony
72: As another beautiful day comes to an end,
73: We look forward to to the adventures tomorrow will bring
74: Day 4 we take our first step onto Alaskan soil
77: Our room
79: Skagway Alaska
80: The 1898 Red Onion still retains the bar from the days when it served as a saloon and brothel.
84: "Soapy" Smith | Frank Reid
85: The Skagway Gold Rush Cemetery includes the graves of Soapy Smith and Frank Reid, as well as many other graves from the gold rush era.
86: One excursion I would highly recommend is a ride on the Yukon Route Railroad through the White Pass.
87: Built in 1898 the railroad travels from Skagway to Bennett lake, British Columbia. It runs 20 miles over vertical cliffs, old bridges and through two tunnels from sea level to 2,865-ft.
88: We welcome you to sit back and enjoy the ride.
98: Saying goodnight to skagway As we head to our next port juneau