Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 6!

Day 6 was Glacier Bay. What a pretty place! We woke up early and toured through glacier after glacier. We watched huge chunks of glacier crack off and fall into the ocean (calving).

We switched back and forth between our balcony, and my parents balcony. We were on opposite sides of the ship, so whatever side had the better view, we went to!

After dinner, we went to a show. We arrived early, and Linda had a game for us to play to help us pass the time-BeanBoozled. You had to pick a Jelly Bean, and didn't know if it was a good flavor, or a bad one.
Banana-Pencil Shavings
Juicy Pear-Booger
Licorice-Skunk Spray
You get the idea. It was nasty, but a really fun game.

We ended the night with another show. The best part was the party at the beginning! They passed out tons of balloons and every one threw them around. It was fun to even see little, old people playing. The show was pretty good too.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Day 5!

On day five we went to Skagway. Our activity was dog sledding. It was amazing! The dogs were so excited to see all the tourists arrive on the bus. The only training the dogs do during the summer is hauling tourists on wheeled carts. When we got on the cart, the dogs were trying to run forward, even though the brakes were on. Who knew that they loved running so much?

There were sixteen dogs to pull a cart of 6 people, plus one "driver"

There were two litters of puppies that were 2 weeks and 3 weeks old. They have the tourists hold the puppies so that the dogs will get used to being handled. Richie and I were more than willing to help out. They were adorable.

After the dog sledding, we went into town for some shopping and food. We also went to the historic White Pass train.

After we got on the ship, we played cards and went to dinner.