S: SAPPHIRE PRINCESS ALASKAN CRUISE 2012
BC: Thanks for the Memories Alaska. . .
FC: The Bellows Family Alaskan Cruise 2012
1: August 11, 2012 We board the ship Sapphire Princess in Vancouver, BC Patty, Lynn, Suzette, Roger, Mary Alice, George and Marilyn | Donna, RC, Norma, Cindy and Paul Let the Adventure begin. . .
2: D A Y 1 | We are ready to Sail Alaska's Inside Passage
3: Away from the dock and we are on our way!!
4: Checking out the top decks and doing our Titanic Poses. . . .
5: WE ARE HEADED NORTH TO ALASKA WE'RE GOING NORTH THE RUSH IS ON
6: Balcony Room | International Cafe | Atrium | Atrium | All the basics for the next week bed. . . check food . . .check shopping. . .check . . .check. . .check. . !
7: First Night Dinner International Dining Room | August 11,2012 Our own table for 12
8: TEA TIME AUGUST 12, 2012 | D A Y 2 | We attended the formal tea, where they served Hot Tea and wonderful cakes and pastries.
9: FORMAL NIGHT DINNER
10: NORMA BELLOWS AUGUST 12, 2012
11: RC, PAUL, MARY ALICE, MARLYN NORMA, LYNN AND ROGER AUGUST 12,2012
14: K E T C H I K A N D A Y 3 | CREEK STREET
15: Rented 4 person electric cars to check out the town for Totem Poles, Salmon Running, Creek Street, Lumber Jack Show and of course the shopping! | lots of photo ops. . short port day wanted to stay longer.. | August 13
16: W e t & R a i n y D a y
17: D a r e D e v i l s Roger, Suzette, and George on the Zip Lining Tour in K e t c h i k a n
18: D A Y 4 Aug 14, 2012 | Mt. Roberts Tram | 1745 feet in 6 minutes | RC, Donna, Paul and Cindy rode the Mt. Roberts Tram to show they are daredevils also. Awesome Views too...
19: We checked our hands size to the Grizzly Paw molding & measured our wing size. | Eagle View of Juneau from Mt. Roberts
20: After a morning of shopping in Juneau and riding the tram. We are ready to see some whales
21: August 14, 2012 We took a Motorcoach drive through Juneau and arrive at Auke Bay for our scenic Whale Watching Excursion through the waters of Stephens Passage. | Amazing Saw so many whales on this trip. Nanny wanted to see whales and we sure did. | Didn't have to wait long. Orca's right out of the Harbor
22: We also saw plenty of Hump- Back Whales Sea Lions & an Eagle | W H A L E S | W H A L E S
23: The excitement was finally too much for them | Mendenhall Galcier | We saw plenty of whale tails today. | W H A L E S
24: They seem to say "The Shopping is that way" | The White Pass Snow Fleet | D A Y 5 S K A G W A Y | Main Street
25: Aug 15 The pretty Flowers around downtown Skagway line the wooden sidewalks and gardens. | Bus Driver said "if you can get lost in Skagway C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !"
26: Discover Skagway Tours gave us a private tour to the Jewel Gardens, White Pass Summit, a waterfall, and several lookout spots. Our guide and driver was Steve | REAL FLOWER BEDS | Nanny in Flower Heaven
27: ON TO W H I T E P A S S S U M M I T | Last visible remains of original trail | looking for Bears
28: Discover Skagway Tours We had a great time and even saw a young black bear walking down the highway. He stopped and posed for our pictures.
29: Aug 15 Roger and Suzette on a 4x4 off road adventure in Haines, AK
30: GLACIER BAY | D A Y 6 | August 16,2012
31: W E A R E C H I L L I N
32: W a i t i n g for the Glacier to Calve | Glacier Ice is Blue and colder than regular ice We actually heard a shotgun sound as the ice broke off and fell to the water below. Known as calving.
33: Watching And Listening for the ice to break | A M A Z I N G S I G H T S
34: D A Y 7 | C O L L E G E F J O R D
35: A W E S O M E | Aug 17, 2012 BEAUTIFUL ALASKAN VIEWS FROM OUR BALCONY
36: College Fjord Cruising Spectacular Scenes
37: So much beauty to see all the time. . .always keep a camera handy
38: D a y 8
39: ANCHORAGE, AK Aug 18,2012 We are dropped off in downtown Anchorage to do some sightseeing until our Flights home. Known as the City of Flowers. Unbelievably Beautiful City! Last Day of our Trip and a great way to end it!
40: Checking out the sights around Anchorage
41: R A N D O M S M I L E S | one size fits all | BEAR HUG | NOW THAT'S A HAT! | Nanny and Marcela | Vancouver, BC
42: F O R M A L N I G H T S
43: 2nd F o r m a l N i g h t
45: Aug 18, 2012 After the Cruise ended The land tour began with a long train ride through Alaska wilderness to the Denali National Park
46: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
47: Making Moose Ears! | Proof that Donna can get cold! | Treasure Hunt Adventure
48: D E N A L I | p A R K | Park Ranger
49: Ride on the Sternwheeler Riverboat "Discovery" | F A I R B A N K S
50: Drying Salmon to feed Dog sled team. | Family of late Iditarod winner and her team.
51: Visit to the Athabascan Indian Culture
52: T R A N S A L A S K A N | P I P E L I N E | Boarding a hand-built replica of the narrow-gauge Tanana Valley Railroad that delivered supplies to the gold mining camps in early 1900's
53: Panning for gold proved Lucky for everyone, as they came back with their own gold nuggets. | Gold Dredge 8 a National Historical Monument
54: The Arch of Antlers is made up of more than 100 moose and caribou antlers collected from all over Alaska | Last Day in Fairbanks before leaving Alaska. This wonderful trip maybe over, but it will never be forgotten with so many wonderful memories we take with us.