Welcome To Seward, Alaska
It was very pretty here as you can see.
A view from the street looking both ways. I wasn't really impressed with the stores and was only in town a short time before taking the shuttle to return to the ship.It's really an old town. Get a look at this very old movie theater.
Lot's of nice wood carvings in this store.
On the way back to the ship in the shuttle, we passed though this little area that looked more interesting, but I was almost 'home', and was tired, so just came on back to the ship. Walked around the promenade deck a little, found Tom in the Library.
Sometime in one of these past days, I forgot to mention that the Captain holds a special lunch for the Mariners who have sailed before with Holland America, and you are given little pins or coaster, and medallions, depending on how many days of cruising you have done. We were sat at a table with another couple who you will see more and hear more of in the few days ahead.
This is Delores, Linda, Tom and Boni (short for a name we couldn't pronounce) Delores is an elementary school teacher, Boni is East Indian, but I think I recall he wasn't from India. He's a very gentle quiet person and both nice people. They introduced us to Joan, who is 86, travelled all the way from Australia on her own, and is such an elegant, most sweet lady that we all loved and took care of any way we could, although she was very independent on her own.
In the afternoon, I went for a walk around the ship, I think Tom was watching Obama give his speech on CNN, so I went for a walk, went through the pool area and this tiredness came over me and I sat down on a deck chair, and instantly went into the most wonderful deep sleep for two hours. The roof was open just a little, so there was a soft breeze blowing though, it was very quiet, and I just seem to go into that zone you feel going under or coming out of an operation. I can only call it a "Zone", but it was the best sleep!!
Then back to find Tom and then we are to meet Delores and Boni and Joan in the Lido for dinner.
Tomorrow is our return trip to Vancouver, stopping at the one new port of Haines.
Before Haines, we travel back through Glacier Bay, and I will only show a few pictures and a video of that trip and show you more friends we have met and more of activity around the ship.
I have to get some work done around here!!! This travel trip for you is very time consuming, plus I keep needing naps because of my cold. Yesterday we went to Ireland!!! Well, maybe not the real Ireland, but a pub that made us feel we were in Ireland. We went with Bill and Dianne. If I have time after finishing up with my travel blog, I'll show some pictures of that. But, work is piling up and I need to get some things done, as I'm leaving on Wed 10th for Ontario to visit with my family and friends. My suitcases are still sitting here from Alaska, ready to go again. I'm babysitting a cat upstairs for a neighbour, Batman howls like he's dying everytime I go out the door and always has one eye on me, even while he naps, making sure I don't leave him again. He was more then ticked off at me for leaving him for 14 days. Hopefully he won't mind so much, me being gone to Ontario with Tom here loving him. I also have to take a cat on the plane with me for a friend who needs the cat delivered to Ontario. What is it with these cats!!!