Day 14 – Cabin Fever & Hoodie Skirt Hiking

It is our last day in Glacier and we were all getting a bit of cabin fever. Coach had to work for most of the morning to get all the things done so the kiddos tried to figure out ways to release energy. None constructive. Everyone needed to burn off some steam. An afternoon hike…

Day 10 – PostAlaska 2018 – Breakfast & TreeHouse

Coach awoke to the delicious smell of bacon and made-from-scratch sourdough biscuits. Aunt L was outdoing herself. Hospitality achieved. We ate once again until we could not stand. It seems that the first half of this trip was thematically dominated by “Grandeur” – food, fjords, glaciers, whales, etc., and now Aunt L’s cooking. After saying…

Day 9 – PostAlaska 2018 – No Mountain Whiskey

Well folks! We made it back to the lower 48. We needed to get everybody and our copious amount of luggage down to Aunt L and Uncle F’s house in Eatonville. They invited the entire crew (10 of us) to visit and spend the night. They have a lovely home and gardens overlooking (Or is…

Day 8 – Alaska 2018 – Her Majesty & The Ship

Our last full day on the ship! Last night we had some stormy seas so everybody slept like a baby with the rocking. However, we had some rather nauseous folks the next morning at breakfast. All recovered by the afternoon and nobody got sick. It was a slow day at sea. We shared a long…

Day 7 – Alaska 2018 – Wild Ketchikan!

Good morning, Ketchikan! Who knew you could pack so much fun into 4 hours! We were off the boat and headed for adventure by 7:50 am. LadyCoach got the kiddos all dressed while Coach raided the breakfast buffet for “protein and fruit” on orders from LadyCoach. Bacon and Apples! We ate while filing through the…

Day 6 – Alaska 2018 – Glacierfjord! Gesundheit.

Today was about the perfect scenic cruise day. No stops, ports, or excursions today. A day to sit back and enjoy the beauty of Alaska. We cruised into Glacier Bay National Park – check one more off the list! 6 hours of majestic mountains, sea, and sky. We enjoyed a great breakfast while coming into…

Day 5 – Alaska 2018 – Puppies & Fjords

Good morning, all! The day began as all days on this ship: heaping piles of breakfast. The ship docked in Skagway sometime in the night, so we were treated to beautiful views of the fjord and surrounding mountains at breakfast. Our excursion today was not until 11:20am, so we spent some time admiring the views…

Day 4 – Alaska 2018 – Only Lefts & Juneau It’s Raining?

Add TeamHovis to the long list of people who will rave about an Alaskan cruise. Today was fantastic, start to finish! We let all the cousins crash in one room last night so it was an early morning of giggling and tomfoolery. Em was not pleased with the hijinks – girls need their sleep. By…

Day 3 – Alaska 2018 – Formal Star Pours

Coach had not been on a cruise ship since a terrible 3-day cruise with 30-40 foot seas in the Gulf of Mexico. It was a vomitorium. Bad news. Coach swore off cruising, but a man who loves the outdoors cannot decline a chance to see Alaska and Princess has made me reconsider my previous cruise…

Day 1 & 2 – Alaska 2018 – Disorders and Boarders

It was an early start on Friday morning! 8 AM flight to Seattle through Dallas. Overall the flight was uneventful and all parties arrived safe. This year we’re traveling to Alaska via a Princess Cruise Ship with LadyCoach’s extended family. We have Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle R and Aunt M, and Cousin J all traveling with…