August 11, 2018 Seattle, Washington: Once you’ve had an opportunity to reference “Anchored Down in Anchorage” in a blog, it feels like there’s nothing more you can add – until there is. So here’s what happened on the final day of our Alaska adventure. While checking into the airport via the handy kiosk that is … Continue reading Day 10 – Bonus – Bumped & Badass!
Day 9 – Can I Kenai?
August 10, 2018 Seward, Alaska: We said goodbye to our lovely balcony this morning and bid our final farewell to Wilmex, our server who stole Talia’s heart. But we didn’t have long to wallow in melancholy because Seward is a quaint town surrounded by big mountains and big glaciers, and we had big plans … Continue reading Day 9 – Can I Kenai?
Day 8 – The Good, The Bad, & the Glacier
August 9, 2018 Hubbard Glacier, Alaska: Today was the kind of day when a picture is worth more than a thousand words, and I think I took nearly a thousand pictures as we traveled close enough to the Hubbard Glacier to hear the giant cracks that sounded like a thunderstorm rolling in and see chunks … Continue reading Day 8 – The Good, The Bad, & the Glacier
Day 7 – Great Balls of Glass!
August 8, 2018 Skagway, Alaska: I want to be that kind of person who takes a cruise and wakes up with the first rays of dawn, throws back the curtains, and marvels at the scenery. Most of the time, I am that kind of person, but today it was grey and cold and rainy. Instead … Continue reading Day 7 – Great Balls of Glass!
Day 6 – Drinking Glacier Water
August 7, 2018 Juneau, Alaska: I’m not sure which is getting more of a workout – my Fitbit or my heart. Either way, I’m sure it’s a good thing. This morning we arrived in Juneau with a full itinerary and a full fog covering most of the scenery. It was grey and drizzly, … Continue reading Day 6 – Drinking Glacier Water
Day 5 – Icy Straits, Deep Tissue, and Four-Wheelin’ with the Tlingits
Icy Straits, Alaska: I think this is a year of firsts for me. Just before New Year’s, Andre and Amber and the kids took Dan and me to Disney World – the first time I’d ever been there in my life. Today was another first – my first massage. I have had one of those … Continue reading Day 5 – Icy Straits, Deep Tissue, and Four-Wheelin’ with the Tlingits
Day 4 – Bald Eagles and Fish Stew
Ketchican, Alaska: Let me begin today with a disclaimer; I did not want to go on a fishing boat excursion in Ketchican. I told Dan I would be happy to just sit on the balcony and relax while he and Alicia and the kids did a fishing excursion. But Dan said the grandkids would be … Continue reading Day 4 – Bald Eagles and Fish Stew
Day 3 – Whale of a Tale
August 4, 2018 The sun just slipped below the horizon like a shy child in a room filled with adults, but its glow is still coloring the sky in glorious shades of orange and melon and peach with gold-hemmed clouds. Today was a day of rest and letting go of schedules, worries, and internet service, … Continue reading Day 3 – Whale of a Tale
Day 2 – Anchors Aweigh and Animé
August 3, 2018 Yesterday was a really long day, and we got in so late at night that we didn’t have much chance to see Vancouver. What we did see was from the back seat of a taxi on a mission to time the lights perfectly to ensure that he could hit as many … Continue reading Day 2 – Anchors Aweigh and Animé
Day 1 – Silver Linings and Gold Bands
August 2, 2018 We woke at 2:00 this morning, exhausted but excited to be heading to the airport to embark on another bucket list item – an Alaskan cruise. Everything was packed, the car was loaded last night, and even Dan’s coffee was made in advance; I was congratulating myself on how organized I’d been … Continue reading Day 1 – Silver Linings and Gold Bands