Sleeping worked. There’s a real upside to taking a down day during vacation. Resting is hard work, and you really need to have enough energy for it. You can get … Continue reading Wave at the Tourists
We opted to haul our own bags so we could leave the boat early. Most folks didn’t seem to care. Presumably they had a plane to catch later in the … Continue reading Reach the Beach
The last two days of our cruise were at sea. After three days of getting up early for shore excursions we were looking forward to sleeping in and resting. Naturally, … Continue reading Rest on Deck
The difference between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan was striking. We walked down the gangway out of the ship to a beautiful green plaza, with Mariachi players, and mini bird sanctuary, … Continue reading Get to the Choppah!
The cruise ship terminal was a freaking goat rodeo. The terminal was easy to find, it was right across the water from our hotel. But once you got close the … Continue reading Come aboard, we’re expecting you.
One advantage to the mistake of the hotel on the far side of Sacramento was that in the morning we avoided all the Sacramento rush hour traffic. So I guess … Continue reading Drip Dry
Well, we drive tomorrow. It’s been a rough year so far, and we can’t wait to get out and hit the road. some years you are just ready to get on … Continue reading Gotta get away…
Our last day on the cruise was mostly a day at sea. We slept in as best we could, then spent the day by the pool relaxing and talking to … Continue reading That’s a wrap!
Ketchikan was the only day where I had to set an alarm. We had originally not bought a tour, since we only had a half day here, but Yulia talked … Continue reading Ketch us if you Kan
It was an odd feeling waking up. Odd because the boat wasn’t rocking. We looked out the window to fog. I looked down. The water was smooth as glass. We … Continue reading I can see Russia from my Verandah
We woke up to howling wind and snow. Apparently we didn’t fully lock the exterior door to the balcony, so the whole place started howling once the winds got up. … Continue reading Ice, Ice Baby
We awoke to much smoother seas. We were done with open ocean for a bit, and were navigating within the islands of northern Canada/Southern Alaska. The weather was good so … Continue reading Goldfinger