Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 4!

Day 4 was in Juneau, Alaska. What a gorgeous place! Our first shore excursion was zip-lining over the forests of Juneau.

We wore oversized orange jackets to protect us from tree sap and branches. This was before we had all of our gear assembled.

We're 90 feet up in the air in this picture! Don't we look like construction workers?

The 4 of us.

Richie! Even though both of us are afraid of heights, we had a blast!

The Heathen.

Scotty Dog.


"High-heeled shoes prohibited"
This is a bridge that I would never cross without a harness on. Ever. It has big gaps in it between the planks of wood. It also moves A LOT. I just wonder who the brilliant person was that tried to cross the bridge with high-heels on, and made them put that sign up. Ha!

After ziplining, we went to Mendenhall Glacier. It's 12 miles long and gets 500,000 visitors each year.

Scott and Heather in front of the glacier.

We took a picture in front of the boat before we got on. Golden Princess!

That night on the boat we went to a magic show. It was a fun day!

Day 3!

Day 3 was our day at sea!

We started off our morning with a little bit of trivia. Richie impressed us all! You'd be surprised at the amount of facts this boy has memorized! :)

We sat out on our balcony for a while. We saw killer whales, humpback whales, and Dall's porpoise (kinda like dolphins). I was really bad at taking pictures of them.. but I got a picture of the spout of a humpback whale.

After whale watching, we went to a fruit cutting demonstration. The chef made a mouse, fish, and another animal that I can't remember. He did them so fast, it was amazing!

Richie and I painted a plate for a souvenir. You can't see, but there are hundreds of tiny dots around the perimeter of the plate. I won't tell you how long it took me to do it. It turned out really cute!

We all played Snowball Jackpot Bingo! We never won the $1,200 prize though. We also went to a Naturalist lecture by Michael Modzelewski. It was called "Alaska: The Last Frontier". I didn't take any pictures, obviously.

This day was also our first formal night. Aren't my parents so good looking? :)

We ended the night with British Invasion, which was pretty much a concert of all the British bands. It was really good! This picture is most of our group. John and Leisa were sea sick and didn't go to the show, and my Dad is taking the picture.
We had a fun day at sea!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 2!

On Saturday we had a while before we boarded the Golden Princess, so we shopped around Pikes Market.

I don't have very many pictures from Pikes, but I did take one picture at an antique shop. I love looking through antique shops. This one was HUGE. There were cabinets full of jewelry and dishes and racks of fur jackets and old dresses. Some of the items didn't seem "antique" really. I'm sure some people are offended when they go into this store and see items labeled "1960". Ha! But once Richie and I have a house, I'm going to find antique treasures to put in it. Isn't this hat great, though?

Here's our ship!

After we shopped around town, we headed to board the ship. We had a room on the 10th floor of the ship, and had an awesome view from our balcony.

My Dad was being a punk when I took this picture. He wasn't really asleep!

Dinner time! Dinner on the ship was amazing. The food was always delicious and our waiter, Ram, was so fun. You could order as many desserts as you wanted. They always served the women first, and assisted you in putting your napkin on your lap. We felt like royalty the whole time.

Dessert was the most important part of the day. This is the "Princess Love Boat Dream". It's chocolate mousse with a thin brownie crust. I got this dessert almost every night. :)

We also went to an opening show that night.
The first day on the boat was super fun. We could already tell this was going to be a great trip!

Day 1!

Richie and I went on a trip last week with my parents. We went on an Alaskan cruise with 6 couples: us, my parents, the Loves, the Pratts, the Coombs, and the Taggarts. The trip was AMAZING! I'm going to break it down into day-by-day posts so I can give detail about every day.

Tyler was kind enough to drive the 4 of us to the airport. Richie could already tell I was going to be "camera happy" on this trip. We didn't make it out of the driveway before I was snapping photos of the two of us.

My Dad has always told me that there was a University of Utah tow tractor at the airport, and I never believed him. Here it is! Go Utes!

This is our first picture in Seattle. We walked around some of the shops there and watched the ocean for a while.

We found this old man carving a Totem pole. You can't see the whole thing, but it was big!

We went to a Mariner's baseball game that night. It was so much fun! The mariners won 7-0. I don't remember who they played, but they weren't very good.
The weather was great the day we were there. It was flooding in Utah and there was no rain in Seattle-go figure!