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From Vancouver to Home

From Vancouver to Home

Our Alaska Video Our long anticipated adventure is finally winding to a close. We awakened Saturday morning to sunrise over Vancouver. We said goodbye to our home for the past week, and to Michael's Club - we'll miss them and they assure us they will miss us,...

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Cruising the Beautiful Inside Passage

Cruising the Beautiful Inside Passage

Today was less hectic. It was a day at sea. We relaxed a bit. Some of us took a couples massage class. One of the things we learned as we took our turn at giving our spouse a massage, is that we are not so limber as we used to be! The scenery as we cruised...

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Ketchican

Ketchican

Yet another wonderful day. Ketchican. It's a tiny village perched at the base on mountains right at water's edge. It's accessible only by water or air and is one of the obligatory ports of call for cruise ships. Since we did not have a shore excursion booked and...

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Formal Night II a.k.a. Fun Night

Formal Night II a.k.a. Fun Night

We all dressed up for a second formal night and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. You should have seen the production of trying to get all of us to cooperate for a photo! Somehow during dinner the story spread that Steve & Karen and Ed had been booted out of Michael's...

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Awesome Wildlife of Icy Strait

Awesome Wildlife of Icy Strait

It was a wonderfully exciting day in Hoonah, Alaska. Despite the rain, we saw lots of wildlife both marine and aerial from the whale watching boat. Loved the hospitality of the local people as they shared a little of their culture with us. At the Wild Alaska Cooking...

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Juneau

Juneau

Another day of breathtaking scenery! We embarked on an excursion in the company of Ed and Anita and saw Glacier Gardens, some incredible gardens crafted in what had been a mudslide area. From flowers planted in the roots of upside down trees to...

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Skagway

Skagway

Spent the day in Skagway. It was a wonderful adventure to ride the White Pass & Yukon train with John & Amy. We saw fabulous scenery and the some of the treacherous trail that the Klondike Gold Rushers faced. In town we visited some Klondike Gold Rush...

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Icebergs Crashing Off Hubbard Glacier

Icebergs Crashing Off Hubbard Glacier

Glacier Watching from a Cruise Ship Day at Sea but with unbelievable scenery. We started the day with a talk by the naturalist on board. Later we joined him in the icy rain up on deck to view Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier on the North American...

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Big Game Alaska Wildlife

Big Game Alaska Wildlife

Enjoyed a morning hike in the woods near Alyeska Resort. Other Moosecruisers spotted the bear in the woods. Our bus ride to Seward was interrupted by a visit to Big Game Alaska Wildlife Center. In the afternoon we boarded Celebrity Summit in Seward for the beginning...

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Alyeska

Alyeska

Started the day with a stop by a stream hoping  to see salmon run but we were a little too early in the season. Enjoyed a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center then back aboard the luxury motorcoach for the trip to Alyeeska Resort. A stop at the jade shop yielded...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.