Monthly Archives: July 2014

Why I Love Alaska

I’m a fourth-generation Texan and I’ve lived here all but 3 years of my life. Both of the times I moved elsewhere for a short period (Long Beach, CA and Little Rock, AR), I couldn’t wait to get back to … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 8)

DAY 7 – WELCOME TO CANADA The last day of our cruise began to sea, as we weren’t scheduled to arrive in Victoria until 3:00 p.m. (and that turned out to be an overly optimistic estimate). We started with lunch … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 7)

DAY 6 – AN EXTRAORDINARILY FUN DAY AT SEA Sunday was not destined to be a day of rest on this cruise. We were up early in order to get some breakfast before our Behind the Fun tour started at … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 6)

DAY 5, CONT. – WALKIN’ IN JUNEAU Back in Juneau after the flightseeing tour over the glaciers, we still had almost three hours before we had to be back on the ship, so we went walking. Juneau is a great … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 5)

DAY 5 – JUNEAU AND THE ICE FIELD Saturday morning in Juneau, we woke up to thick fog, but by the time we’d gotten ready to venture out for breakfast, it was already clearing, and it ended up being a … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 4)

DAY 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SKAGWAY Friday wasn’t just our first port day and it wasn’t just the fourth day of our cruise; it was also the 4th of July – U.S. Independence Day. We woke up early in … Continue reading

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Back to Alaska (Part 3)

DAY THREE – SAILING TRACY ARM Thursday was “nature day,” the day we sailed Tracy Arm Fjord. It was named after the Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy and lies south of Juneau. Twin glaciers called the Sawyer Glaciers … Continue reading

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