#5 Go on our 1st cruise –
For years we have been wanting to go on a cruise and this year we finally had the chance. Technically it was for my mom’s birthday in May, but she wanted to wait until better weather and we had a business trip in May. While Shaun and I do have dreams of cruising to Mexico and the Bahamas, our Alaskan cruise was amazing and the sights/excursions were great, I would recommend that everyone make it to Alaska one day, it is pure beauty like you have never seen everywhere you look.
Bye Bye Seattle
Although cold at times, it was still a great vacation – this is on our balcony, if you ever cruise upgrade upgrade upgrade, it is worth every penny!
The sunsets are breathtaking
Cruising the Tracy Arm Fjord… most beautiful place I’ve ever been!
So many icebergs!
Up close to a glacier in the Fjord.. the colors amaze me!
The food/desserts lived up to the hype!
Loved dressing up every night!
More amazing sunsets
Gorgeous night skies
Skagway – super cute town in the middle of the mountains
Also where we took our best & most expensive excursion – we got to canoe to the face of a glacier and play in the ice
Again with the colors
We also went to the beach at Glacier Point
& had a yummy picnic with a view, prepared for us by the locals
& saw WHALES! It was amazing to be close to these massive creatures!
so many amazing waterfalls flowing into the ocean
Togass National Park… largest National Park – again playing in the glaciers and hiking to a beautiful waterfall
We also saw tons and tons of bald eagles!
We did have some sunny/warm days too!
Loved seeing Buchart Gardens again, a magical place!
Some other highlights included:
Formal nights ❤
Vegas style shows
& of course gambling and drinking
Overall we had an amazing trip and experience so many things we never dreamed of getting to do. Every night we had to sit back and try and take in everything we had just done. It was also amazing to really immerse ourselves in the culture and history of Alaska and we hope to go back soon. We both love nature, and so for us this was an amazing experience!