Monthly Archives: May 2014

Miracle in Alaska (Day 7)

The last day of a cruise, I’ve found, is always a little bittersweet. I’m sad to be leaving, but looking forward to seeing my dogs and in this case, my husband. I’m acutely aware of how much I’m going to … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 6)

Our next and, as it turned out, last port (other than a quick “drop anchor, wave hello, wave goodbye and go”) was Ketchikan. It’s a small town (pop. 8,050), even smaller than the Texas city of Seagoville, where I lived, … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 5)

Day 5 of my first Alaska cruise was neither an official “fun day at sea” nor a port day – it was the day we sailed Glacier Bay. On this day, the naturalist on board (Michelle) was more or less … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 4)

On the fourth day, we arrived in Juneau, which would turn out to be my favorite Alaskan city (although I loved all of them for their own unique characters).   Juneau is also the state capital, but that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 3)

The third day of our cruise brought us, finally, to our first Alaskan port – Sitka. This was our “surprise” port, since the itinerary for the original booking included Skagway instead. Then on April 16, only about three weeks before … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 2)

I remember on my first cruise, how it felt to wake up the first morning, pull back the heavy drapes and see the ocean going by. Sailing Alaska is almost like being a “cruise virgin” all over again because the … Continue reading

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Miracle in Alaska (Day 1)

Tuesday, May 6 found everyone up early at my house. Sharon came over late Monday night and stayed in the guestroom, so she could ride to the airport with us for our 9:00 a.m. flight (which means getting there at … Continue reading

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