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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Our Trip to Alaska

Even before we moved back to Bowling Green on June 1, Steve and I talked about taking a vacation once we got back. After spending a couple of weeks playing with grandbabies, enjoying being with our children and visiting with friends, we were ready to do it!

And we didn’t wait long…I started looking online at Alaskan cruises one week and we were there the next week! The good thing about our last-minute cruise was: we got a good deal on the cruise…with a balcony stateroom. The bad thing about our last-minute cruise was: we did not get a good deal on our flight to Seattle! Oh well…

We spent 2 days in Seattle and then on June 20, we boarded the Norwegian Star and began our adventure along Alaska’s Inside Passage. Ketchikan, Juneau, Dawes Glacier, Skagway and Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada. So, here are some pictures:

SEATTLE:

Hanging Peppers from Choice Produce & Peppers at Pike’s Market

Pike St. Market

Space Needle

Jeanne at Space Needle (barely)


Top of the Space Needle overlooking the pier

Steve and Jeanne from Space Needle

This is Seattle Grace Hospital from “Gray’s Anatomy”…Only it isn’t even a hospital! It’s Channel 4 News!

Seattle Grace--Fisher Plaza

Puget Sound

Puget Sound

ALASKA:

Ketchikan, AK

Ketchican Steve from our balcony 1

Ketchican Jeanne & Seal

Somewhere between Ketchikan and Juneau

Evening cruise between Ketchikan & Juneau

Cruising from Juneau

Juneau, AK

Cruising after Juneau

Juneau, AK (4)

The Governor’s House (The big one in the middle)

Juneau, AK (8)

Dawes Glacier

Dawes Glacier (7)

from our balcony

Dawes Glacier (4)

Big iceberg

Iceberg near Dawes Glacier

Somewhere between the glacier and Skagway

Cruising to Skagway

Cruising to Skagway (2)

Skagway, AK

Skagway, AK

Skagway, AK (7)

Skagway, AK Jeanne & Steve - Copy

My favorite—A Quilt Shop!

Skagway, AK Quilt Shop

Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada - Steve with Canadian Mountie

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada - Jeanne with Canadian Mountie

The Norwegian Star (our cruise ship)

Our little housekeeping guys made this cute monkey out of hand towels and a wash cloth and hung it in our bathroom our last day on the ship! The eyes are Andes mints.

Norwegian Star - Towel Monkey

This is the pretty atrium…looking down from an elevator. It was a beautiful ship!

Norwegian Star - Looking Down into the Atrium

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