S: Alaska July 2011
FC: Cruise to Alaska | July 2-9 2011
1: Cruise to Alaska on Golden Princess July 2-9, 2011
2: Our trip began in Seattle where we spent a few days seeing the sights. We stayed at the Maxwell Hotel near the space needle.
3: who ate all the cupcakes?
4: The Space Needle | Rusty,Rachal and Karan at the Space Needle June 30th | Us at the Space Needle June 30th
7: Ride the Ducks | Here we are on the Duck tour. We were lucky to be with a rowdy group and had a funny driver. The tour takes you all over Seattle and then drives into Lake Union and shows you the Sleepless in Seattle house. It was a fun tour and everyone enjoyed quacking their duck quackers.
13: The Gum Wall
16: we stopped for a snack and some drinks at the Pike Pub
18: Kells Pub is supposed to be haunted, so we went there to find out for ourselves...and also to have a few drinks. | I think Bob and Rusty are seeing some type of entity | Terrified.....or their drinks are empty....not sure. | Don't really know why we are doing this
19: Rusty experienced a frightening occurrence in the restroom. | Rachal probably had nightmares after this experience. | Taking a reading.... | Suddenly, the stools all flipped over onto the bar....we ran for our lives !
20: Time to say good bye to Seattle and set sail for Alaska!
21: pelican Pete | View from the ship | Bon Voyage !
22: Mandatory saftey drill before sailing....we wouldn't want another Titanic situation!
27: Elegant Night | Men forced to wear ties and women forced to wear heels...twice! But doesn't everyone look nice?
31: In Juneau, we went whale watching with Harv and Marv. We saw several orcas, bubble feeding humpback whales...and an eagle !! I realized I had purchased a jacket with the same pattern on it as a killer whale....great!!!
33: Juneau, AK | We had some time after the whale tour to do a little shopping and of course take pictures with every stuffed bear (and eagle) possible. Bob and Wally stopped at the Red Onion for just 1 beer.
34: Mendenhall Glacier
37: Every night after dinner, there was some kind of entertainment. There were 3 production shows including the British Invasion show highlighting British music from the 60's to the present...that one was really good! Also there was a comedian, a magician and a crew talent show. Each night, they had a Movie under the Stars on the big screen up on deck. We tried to watch a movie one night but it was freezing up there!
39: The food on Golden Princess was great! We loved the International Cafe with the delicious chocolate chip cookies! Everything was really tasty!
40: Skagway | Dyea Dave Tour | Beaver Bear
41: White Pass Railroad
44: We had lunch at the Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort near Carcross. The bus driver lovingly refered to the proprietor , Vitchka, as the sandwich Nazi and it turned out to be a good name for her.
46: SKAGWAY | Bob and Walt did a little fishing with Sarah Palin
47: Vitchka at her night job at the Red Onion Saloon ? | Just take off the glasses and she becomes a sexy saloon girl! Amazing !
48: Wally and Bob challenged us to a game of shuffleboard ... I believe they lost.
49: I believe they lost.
52: Glacier Bay
54: We got balcony cabins for this cruise and we really loved them. We spent a lot of time out there relaxing and viewing the beautiful scenery. Chipy, Party dog and Spinning Eagle also enjoyed the balconies!
57: It was a bit scary standing this close to an eagle....I sas expecting to get pecked at any moment.
58: Historic Creek Street in Ketchikan
59: Banana Slug | Salmon Ladder
60: We had a Bigfoot sighting near the ship and thought we should take a picture with him so people back home would believe we had seen him.
61: While we were shopping and haveing our picture taken with Bigfoot, Karan,Rusty,Rachal, Nancy and Joe went on a float plane excursion...they said it was cool. As cool as Bigfoot? Maybe.
63: Living in Florida, we don't often have the opportunity to wear hats, so I thought we should have a | Salute to Hats !
64: Victoria, BC