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Cruise - July 15-22, 2017017

Our trip to Alaska was booked so long ago, we didn't pay much attention to it. Then the week before we were leaving, we realized that we needed to do more than pack our bags, hop in the car and go. This is definitely not our style. There was a itinerary to deal with, tours to book, hotels to reserve, and parking in Vancouver to figure out.

When we actually looked at the map and marked the ports we would be stopping in, we realized that our trip to Alaska was no further away that northwest British Columbia. We will be sailing the Panhandle or Inside Passage - the region dominated by the Alexander Archipelago. So? Why didn't we just pack our bags, hop in the the car and go? Maybe this trip isn't the "final frontier".

To add another glitch, British Columbia is on fire. We need to plan our route to Vancouver to avoid the fires and book hotels in advance. We booked hotels in Osoyoos and Langley so hopefully we will miss the worst part of the fires.

I'm not sure how good our internet will be on the cruise, so I did a bit of Wikipedia research for the areas on our itinerary ahead of time. I'm sure we will be able to add more in each section once we are there.

Osoyoos, British Columbia

Hope Slide - Hope, British Columbia

Trans Canada Sudden Stop

Saturday, July 15 - Day One - Vancouver
All Aboard - Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam
Vancouver Harbour
Lions Gate Bridge
Settling In

Sunday, July 16 - Day Two - Cruising Inside Passage Heading North

Monday, July 17 - Day Three - Juneau

The Glacier Gardens and Tongass Rain Forest - Juneau
The Gardens and Flowers
Upside Down Trees
Tongass Rain Forest
View from the Top

Changing Tides Quilt Shop - Juneau

Macaulay Salmon Hatchery - Juneau

Mendenhall Glacier - Juneau

Tuesday, July 18 - Day Four - Skagway

Rushin' Tailor's Quilt Alaska - Skagway

White Pass & Yukon Route - Skagway to the White Pass Summit
En Route - 20 Incredible Miles
White Pass & Fraser, British Columbia

Wednesday, July 19 - Cruising Glacier Bay National Park - Margerie Glacier

Thursday, July 20 - Day Five - Ketchikan

The Manhattan Dining Room - Our Waiter "Gopar"

Adventure Karts Expedition - Ketchikan

Willie's Friends
Thursday (Sri)