Sunday, June 23, 2013

Honeymoon

We stayed in a hotel close to the airport that first night of our wedding and had a flight that left at 6:00am the next morning for Seattle.
We took a shuttle from the airport to the cruise ship.  I got this picture of Robert on the dock before we left. I liked the Seattle skyline behind him too!
Our room was tiny, but nice.  I like cruises because you only have to unpack once.
The staff left us some balloons to congratulate us on the wedding.
They had movies out on deck each night.  It was really cold, but lots of fun.  We watched several.  Luckily they had a guy out there distributing blankets.
We tried to get a screen shot but the steam from the pool and hot tubs kind of obscured things.
We had a day at sea right off so we did some exploring and decided to take some pictures of our rings!  His is stainless Damascus steel.
Our first stop was Ketchikan where we did an animal spotting/sight seeing boat ride.  It was really cold and rainy and we were glad the excursion people had these nifty rain coats for us.
This is a view of the city from out on the water in our little tour boat.
That's our cruise ship - the Golden Princess.
The first fancy wildlife we spotted was a bald eagle.
We had to get a shot of ourselves.
We spotted a black bear along the coast and pulled up closer to have a look.
We finally found a humpback whale and followed it around for quite awhile.
I never got any pictures of really more than it's back, but it was still fun.
We came up to this area that had TONS of bald eagles.  If you click on this picture and make it bigger, you'll see bunches of them.
Here's a closer look at one of the tree tops.
I got a better shot of the movie screen the next day.  They had movies during the day as well.
One of the coolest things we did was sail through the Tracy Arm Fjord.  It was so beautiful!



No make-up!  We had just gotten up.


Glacier bits in the water.  I loved how blue they were!


Pardon the lack of commentary, but the pictures speak for themselves.  It was breathtaking.
We got into Juneau and took another tour - a bus tour.  This is looking at Juneau from across the way.

The bus took us out to a glacier outside of Juneau called the Mendenhall Glacier.  We decided to hike down closer to see it and the waterfall next to it.  Robert got this one of me taking a picture of . . . 
this!!!!
We got someone to take our picture in front of it too.
I'm not sure that this waterfall has a name other than the Mendenhall Glacier Waterfall, but it was impressive.
The break-off from the glacier was that pretty blue color.
video
Robert shot this video of the waterfall.  It was pretty big!


The next day we were in Skagway.  I was very familiar with that place since Katherine and I visited Julie there a few years ago.  I made sure we took the train.  The view was so pretty!
I look like a dork, but I had to lift my hat up so there wouldn't be a shadow on my face.




We got on and off the train right by the ship.
Julie used to work for White Pass.
One of our last nights, we got a little honeymoon treat after dinner.
They snapped this picture of us just before we ate that cake.  Delicious!
The last stop was in Victoria.  It was an evening stop and we decided to stay on the ship.  We did take a few shots of the scenery, though.  It was a really pretty area!

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