Lynn on our balcony
This picture of Lynn on the deck of the boat shows how close we were to those huge mountains. We were not docked in this picture we were cruising.
These next pictures were taken while we were in Tracy Arm Fjord in Alaska. Our cruise ship past another princess ship that was the exact same as ours. The Fjord was am amazing place, full of ice bergs on our way back to the big glacier. However, we were not able to make it to the actual glacier since the icebergs were too many and too big. The boat was going very slow and actually pushing some out of the way. There was a naturalist on the oat from National geographic telling us some neat facts about the Fjord, like how you could only survive about 10 minutes in these waters, how the waters are 1,000 feet deep because it was formed by a HUGE glacier many years ago, and that the air in the Fjord is so pure that it the purist on Earth. Complete oxygen and some people will even get the giggles, almost like a high on oxygen. It was all so very interesting, pretty and very cold.
In the top one there are no people on the deck and that is becuase it was COLD and about 6am.
See how the enormous mountains dwarf the other cruise ship. Those ships are huge so, you get a real sense of how big the mountains were in this picture because it made the cruise ship with thousands of people look like a toy!!
As we passed the other ship you were able to hear them yelling hi at us and we all yelled back, it was funny.
Look how big the icebergs were that the boat was pushing out if the way. Remember, you only see 1/5 of the actual ice. The rest is under the water. This picture was also taken from our balcony.
Me and Lynn just before zip lining
Below is the rock wall that I climbed, I thought I was going to die it was so hard. There is a bell at the top that you ring once you have made it and I almost gave up before getting up there. Then Lynn encouraged me and I did it. I rang the bell at the very top, then when they lowered me down. I just laid on the ground from exhaustion. But I am proud of myself for doing it.
A really neat hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a very pretty town, out of all of the places that we visited on this trip this was the one town that I would like to live in.
This is the government building at night in Victoria, British Columbia. They have lights on the building that makes it stand out at night.
A shirt in Seattle that reminded me of Madison. :o)
I took this on the plane coming home. I was happy to be home but the plane ride was pretty bumpy due to heat waves. We left Seattle in sweatshirts and had a layover in Pheonix where it was 108. Off came those sweatshirts!!! :o)