Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Skagway

We got to spend the 4th of July in Skagway. They had a huge celebration and when we were sailing away we got to watch fireworks going off on the beach.

 We took a train ride through the White pass into Canada.
 All Aboard...


And Abby fell right to sleep.



Going through the Canadian border.






Gold Rush Cemetery



Reid Fall


 Abigail as precious as ever
 I left a piece of my heart at Reids Fall

 This was a small Island that had a large lighthouse and a small home on it. I think I could live there for a bit.
Skagway was beautiful. I will defiantly come back here especially to visit Reids Fall.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Canada

Oh Canada....


The day we got to Canada it was so windy that the caption could not pull up and port for a while. So we all sat around until the water calmed enough to do so. Canada was beautiful. I would love to go back and have more time to sight see. We decided that since we parted late we would just walk around town instead of doing an activity that day.




 Abby wanted to go on a ride really bad. The rides were about 15 minutes long for $75....


 Everything was really beautiful and very well maintained. I would have loved to go to the gardens.
 Cousins...


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ketchikan

I am in love....


 I could try to but I can not put into words the feeling I got when I walked outside and seen the mountains of Alaska. I was flooded by emotions. Most of all I had a ache in my heart that felt so deep.  I had a few moments of trying to keep the tears from falling. This was it.... we are here. How I longed for my dad to be there with us more then ever.

One thing I have realized is that pictures do not due justice.
Ketchikan was beautiful. It was foggy most of the day, rained, was cold, and did I already say beautiful?

We went on a sight seeing tour. It was not as great as I thought it would be but hey we got to see more of Ketchikan on this tour then we would have seen walking around.










We went to a Salmon hatchery, Totem Heritage Center, and seen a lot of Bald Eagles while on a tour to see wildlife. We didn't get to view any bears or whales but it was still exciting to watch all the eagles.  After the tour we did some shopping and had some fresh salmon tacos at a local pub. Delicious.

At the end of the day we were very exhausted but very anxious for the next port.

Friday, July 15, 2011

California

We went to San Fransisco for 5 days.  We were very busy, going, going, and going. We stayed at Fisherman's Wharf. We went to Pier 35, The Aquarium of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Ghirardelli Square, rode the trolley, went to China Town, Sausalito, and walked the streets aimlessly....  What a very exhausting 5 days it was. The weather was cold, rainy, and windy pretty much every day we were there. I had packed swimsuits, shorts, and the normal summer necessity's. They were not needed! Luckily we were prepared!


Alcatraz

 

Ghirardelli Square.....
sooooo yummy, plus we got chased by a 60 year old bum... This place rocked and had the best chocolate and coffee.

Aquarium Of The Bay.
This place is awesome. They have two huge tunnels you walk through. Abigail was screaming look, look, look, over and over.


Muir Woods
BEAUTIFUL





Sausalito
Cute town. We didn't do much here but sit by this fountain and walk to get in line for the ferry boat to take us back to San Fransisco. Everything was VERY expensive here... BUT i can say we've been there!




China Town
This place was really different then I had expected. The people were not very nice, it smelled a little, and there was no place to use the restroom at all. It was just like walking into a different country. I am happy we went to say we had gone but i don't think I care to go again.





Trolley
Way cool ride! (kinda scary too!)


And then The Golden Gate Bridge.


Pretty Amazing.