Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Having A Great Time

Everything is going well here on the ship. We left on Saturday and after a day at sea Sunday, we arrived Monday in Ketchikan. It was cool and rainy. Allan, my SIL, and I had to be on the pier for a 7:00 a.m. bus departure. We had signed up for a ziplining adventure. Now, I have to tell you I thought I was going to be so relaxed—after all I had done this before. I was FAR FROM RELAXED. I don’t know if it was because in just a matter of minutes I was cold and damp. Anyway, after the first two lines I was fine. There were only 5 of us on the tour plus 2 guides. They made me feel very safe and secure. I was wishing I had my old camera, because my camera is fairly bulky, and I didn’t feel very good about pulling it out of my jacket pocket to take a picture when we were a couple of hundred feet off the ground!!!

My SIL took this picture of Allan and me after we finished—gotta love the helmet hair.

















After we came back and had lunch—goodness you didn’t expect us to MISS A MEAL, did you????, we headed into Ketchikan to look around. It was so fun—we went to the creek to watch the salmon run. Look at this shot!!!! It’s amazing to see how hard those little guys work to get upstream to spawn.


















I just wanted to share a couple of other pictures with you. Saturday night I got this picture of the full moon and the reflection on the ocean.













Sunday afternoon we had a bunch of porpoises jumping and having a great time. I wasn’t quite fast enough and this was the best one I could get.









We’re having a fabulous time. I am bound a determine sometime on this cruise Allan and I are going to take a ballroom dance class. I was all excited about the merenge class—I just knew I would be just like Lola (without the yellow feathers in my hair and a dress cut down to there ; ) Funny thing—the class was at 2:00 and suddenly Allan had disappeared. I'll let you know when we take a dance class BUT THERE WILL NOT BE PICTURES!!!

Hope everyone is doing well. I’m so glad to have read that elastic and her family are safe—I was so worried. Allan got a message regarding his daughter in Indiana where they have been pounded by wind and rain and are without power. Hugs to you Nancy. Lauren, I hope the wedding and reception are wonderful on Thursday. I’ll be thinking of you and Ted.

BTW, heard that granddaughter-in-law is on schedule for the baby. I’m getting very excited.

27 comments:

SoDak Angel said...

That is so exciting. I worked on Prince of Whales Island for 7 years....and enjoyed all my times in Ketchikan. I have never been to such a touristy city, filled with non-touristy stuff too. Hope you enjoyed it! Whale park is great too....and totems. Such fun.

Chel said...

yay! I miss you so much already! So glad to hear you are happy and having fun!!
The ballroom dance classes will be so fun for the two of you! Dame and I really enjoy ours!

love ya! miss ya!

Neal said...

Thanks for taking the time to post - I know how expensive that can be on a ship. Have a blast!! My only advice - just say "no" to those second desserts ; )

Millie said...

You're a brave, brave lady! Beautiful pictures!

Tiffany said...

Looks like you are having so much fun. Yay for you! How is the food?:)

PJ said...

Love the pictures! Keep 'em coming:)

Glad you all are have a wonderful time.

Corrine said...

the moon shot is just so amazing looks like a ton of fun as well.

Klin said...

What?!! No pictures of dancing? I wouldn't post mine either, but I'm pretty sure that yours would look better than mine.

Macy said...

Glad you are having fun!

Tori :) said...

I'm so glad to hear you're having a great time!!! I'm jealous!!! Love all the pics. :)

[Somebody Loved] said...

thanks for the photo share.

glad you are having fuN.

ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

Heffalump said...

Sounds like you are having a lovely time.

Suzanne said...

Yvonne, I'm so glad that you're having a great time! These adventures will be fun to add to your memories. I can't wait for the next installment! :)

Chelli said...

Thanks for the updates!! Love the photos and I can't wait to see more!

Carrot Jello said...

Jealous. I'm glad you're having a great time!

thorkgal said...

So many posts!!! I'm a friend of Chelli and had to check out your blog. By the way, my parents served a mission in Winnepeg. (not that you would know them, it's been years and chases are slim)Have a wonderful voyage.

Jess said...

Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Enjoy the break!! Love the great pics!

Amber said...

It is one of our DREAMS to take an Alaskan cruise. And you simply MUST take pictures of your class, dearie. :-)

Theresa said...

That's funny - I know 2 couples cruising alaska right now (my friend alyssa is on her honeymoon right now, but on an NCL ship). I loved Ketchikan when my family and I were there - very cosy place! As for ballroom classes - well you know what I think about that! You'll have to trick him somehow.. :) It's just awesome!!!

Sheri said...

I can't wait to go on an Alaskan cruise! I am really looking forward to your next post! Thanks again for sharing!!

JustRandi said...

I'm completely missing you and so ecstatic that you have this amazing opportunity!!!
Have a wonderful time.
Can't wait to hear about the dancing.

Jodi said...

So so so jealous, but grateful you are posting such amazing photos!

Looks like such a blast!

utmommy said...

I would love to take ballroom class with my hubby some day. So fun!

Looks like you're enjoying your trip!

aubrey said...

i'm so glad to hear an update! i love the internet, that you can stay in touch while being on vacation. hooray! we are almost to the time for the salmon run here and can't wait to head to the locks for a field trip. i hope the ballroom dance classes go well!

Yvonne said...

Thanks everyone. We left Glacier Bay and the seas are getting rough. I guess we had it so easy until this point--I forgot how rocky it can be. A little more than being rocked to sleep.

Trying to get around to everyone's blogs, but it takes so long for the comment thing to come up. I'll stop by everyone's at least once!!!

Nancy Face said...

Everything sounds so wonderful and fun! You have some great pictures, too! :)

Salmon? Did you say salmon? Yum! ;)

Magirk said...

Love those pictures! :-D

Glad you're having a good time. You're so brave.

And I hope you're able to take that dancing class. Hubby and I had fun with our dance classes earlier this summer. ;-)