(As posted at the Down Under Divas)
Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. I’m just sailing down one ocean, and even then, just a small way down the ocean.
But it is a part of the ocean I’ve always dreamed of sailing down – the one adjacent to Alaska.
The Sapphire Princess – the boat we’ll be cruising on.
As you read this, I’m on my dream trip – a cruise through the glacial passage of Alaska. But that’s not all we’re doing. We’re taking a three day land tour of Alaska too, exploring Mt McKinley and Denali Park. In fact – today, the 4th of July, we are flying around some of the peaks of Mt McKinley and landing on a glacier!
Honestly, I’ve waited my whole life to take this trip, and when DH finally agreed, it was like all my birthday wishes had come true.
Here’s what I’m most excited about:
The wildlife. Whales, bears and bald eagles? If I see one of each I will be delighted. More than one? In seventh heaven.
It takes a while to get to Alaska from Sydney, so we thought we’d break the trip in Seattle. Never been before, but the Boeing factory is there, and since Mr Dee and Mr 8 are both obsessed with flying and airplanes, we decided it would be an awesome place to stop. (And no, it’s not lost on me that Seattle is also the home of Starbucks coffee. Is it terrible to confess I’m more excited about that than the Boeing factory?)
And the final cherry on the top is the family we’ll be touring with. We’re meeting DH’s parents, sisters, BILs, and some of our nieces and nephews – all of whom live in Canada.
A very special holiday indeed.
Forgive me if you don’t hear from me a while. I’m soaking up every second of this trip!
PS – wishing all my America friends a happy 4th of July.