We're back to the lower 48 having enjoyed smooth seas and gorgeous weather for our short cruise north. What a rugged and beautiful place! The down side of this type of excursion is that time is always limited. Even though we saw some incredible sights, to me it felt like a survey course with just enough time to begin to appreciate what might be there before the page turns and you're off and running again. That said, we had a ball. Our 9 year old grandson loved every minute of it and I sense that it was an experience he'll remember for some time.
Among other fun things, the three of us panned for gold - successfully I might add - in Juneau, rode a vintage railway into the high country in Skagway, explored Totem Bight State Park in Ketchikan and fiddled around in Victoria BC on the way home.
I'm putting together a few images for a "Glimpses of Alaska" gallery that should be up in a few days. Great trip!