I didn't really have the time to type a day-to-day journal type blog entry... I really only had the time to type my last two posts while on the cruise.
I'm incredibly happy with being home though. Brian and I spent around 19 hours in airports. The traveling part kind of sucks... But once you get to your destination, vacation is pretty awesome...
Anyway, the cruise was phenomenal. We got to see some awesome things.
We cruised through / to:
The BC coastline
The food was fantastic. I didn't know that food could taste so good. The food on the Lido Deck was amazing... And somehow the food on the Rotterdam Dining Hall was even better. My favorite was the lasagna.
While on the cruise we didn't get to see any bears or punch any in the face... (previous blog.) No moose, either.
We did however see whales, Orcas, Bald Eagles, and the noses of Sea Lions skimming the water. The one time Brian and I left the camera in our room we saw a baby whale playing with its mother... And it jumped out of the water...
The ship was gigantic... It had several large areas to eat, two pools, two tennis courts, a large auditorium, a movie theater, a large jewelry store, a casino, an art gallery, a library, an extensive dvd collection, and more.
Now I'll be posting some pictures...
This is the Marjorie Glacier in the Glacier Bay. Want to learn about about Glacier Bay? Click Here.
This is a picture I took of the ship while we were docked in Skagway.
Brian and I. I bought that hat in Skagway. If you ever go on an AK cruise, bring at least one hat. It was so windy at times that this was the only way to keep my hair down and out of my face.
There were a lot of refective surfaces on the ship.
I love this shot.
Brian and I in Skagway.
My Dad is a huge railroad/locomotive buff. And naturally, I am too being raised by him. Most of the train pictures I took were for him because I knew he'd be elated. And he really enjoyed viewing them. As soon as he saw this one he said, "Oooo! Narrow gauge!" I know what it means, but if you don't click here. Which means, my Dad has got a pretty good eye.
Judging by the stamp, I'm going to say this track was put down in 1970.
Me next to a train.
Towel animals! There was actually a book to buy where you could learn to make them.
This is me... I think we were cruising to the Glacier Bay area. It was particularly windy that day...
This is what we could get of the whales picture-wise. It'll have to do I s'pose.
I never felt so small. Being next to the giant mountains and glaciers was surreal.
There were two Orcas swimming together when we were exiting the Glacier Bay area. We learned that they are in the dolphin family even though they are nicknamed as a Killer Whale. For more info on them, click here.
This is a sea lion nose skimming the surface of the water. Sadly this is all we saw of them. The ship cruised by a nursery that housed several mother sea lions and their many pups... But it was a protected area until the pups are older so we couldn't approach it.
There's a bald eagle perched on the square shaped structure by that little dock... It looks like a little speck. I'll have to attach an enlarged version later on...
This is me standing by a wooden man and his gun in front of a Tongass store in Ketchikan.
Brian and I chilling in our room. Notice how relaxed we are... No stress. And yes, he's wearing a Godzilla shirt.
Me picking a monkey towel's boogies. This little guy was so cute. He had so much detail.
I'm going to have to go ahead and rescind my previous blog statement where I mentioned that I wasn't too impressed with Vancouver. After the cruise Brian and I went on a 3.5 hour tour of Vancouver. It's actually quite lush and beautiful. They have acres upon acres of amazing gardens for the public. We went to Stanley Park there. To get an idea of how big it is, click here, to see the aerial view.
This is a picture of a few of the totem poles in Stanley Park. The one of the left is the more traditional looking totem pole.
Me eating "World Famous" ice cream and gazing up at the huge red cedar I was standing next to. (It was the best ice cream I'd ever had.)
We had a beautiful hotel room on the 22nd floor. It was a corner room, too. So we got an amazing view of Vancouver.
This was part of our view. That beautiful tall brick building just behind, to the right, of the bronze colored building is what they refer to as the Daily Planet building on the show Smallville. Just a fun fact. ;)
I'm kind of blogged out. I hope you enjoyed my pictures.
- Amy Faith
- I live on 6 deeply wooded acres in the boonies of Middleville, MI. I'm married to an amazing man, Brian. He's pretty much the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm a big animal lover. I have 5 cats; Bella (6), Cognac (3), Georgia (3), Maggie (2), & Auggie (8-9mos.) We recently lost our kittens, Aesop & Amelia, to a battle with Feline Leukemia. I feel the need to mention them. They were amazing beings that showed unconditional love like no other cats I've had. I also have Cheech (9) that I'm fostering. We have two puppies; Charlie & Henry. Having a blast! I'm a dabbler in photography, photo shop, & crafts. I'm kind of a bookworm/nerd/geek. Yes, I have read the Twilight Series. No, I'm not obsessed. I love Shakespeare, Nathaniel Hawthorne, C.S. Lewis, and L. Frank Baum - among others, obviously.