Our Final Days of Vacation: Glacier Bay to Seattle

9/22/2013


After leaving Skagway we had a day at sea followed by a scenic cruise through Glacier Bay National Forest, I'll be honest, the glaciers didn't do much for David but I loved them, something like that being so large and beautiful is just really breathtaking to me, especially when I consider the real force and power behind it.


You wouldn't think much of the park in the summer time as you cruise into it but once you get in front of the main glacier it really is aw inspiring...again this is where the panorama photos come into play to show the vastness of the area you are looking at...


About 5 to 7 feet of the glacier break off every now and again and the sound is like a roar of thunder you wouldn't believe and the show of it is amazing!


After our time in Glacier Bay we were supposed to head into Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C. however due to a large storm front we ended up altering our course to Vancouver, B.C. for Friday, we were sad to miss out on Ketchikan because we had a go-kart adventure but we felt that our experiences with Juneau and Skagway we would be okay with a quick jaunt into Canada rather than 2 stops. 

All was set and ready to go but then on Friday morning we experienced more bad weather and missed our chance for the ship to hit the channel to take us to Vancouver so sadly we never stepped foot on Canadian soil.  We weren't exactly thrilled to be on the ship our last 3 days without any stops but it is what it is and you can't really change it, like I said before we felt like the things we had seen already were enough memories to last us a lifetime.

Today we arrived back in Seattle, we had a lazy day of checking into the hotel and dropping off our bags then headed over to the movie theaters to check out 2 new movies that had come out.  All in all our 10 day vacation has been absolutely amazing, we both really needed the break but we are so excited to get home to the girls we can't even stand it.  Heck, I half thought of catching a red-eye home to get to them faster.  Thanks to everyone who checked in on our cruise and wished us well, I hope the pictures live up to the amp I gave them and I highly encourage anyone and everyone to take this trip...it's definitely one you won't forget!

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11 comments

  1. Penny these photos are absolutely amazing! I literally just finally watched the Day After Tomorrow and these photos and the points you mentioned about the weather is making me think of that movie lol. Maybe you will get to Canada some other time soon. I'm glad you're back, safe and soun :) xoxo

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    1. thank you! it really was just so beautiful! I hope we can go to Canada, I mean it is just a little north :) I'm happy to be back too!

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  2. WOW! Those photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm so jealous because I've always want to go to Alaska although I don't want to be stationed there. I'm heading to Canada this Christmas so I guess it will be your turn to be jealous. :)

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    1. Lucky lady! I'm jealous now! Getting stationed in Alaska would be awesome, it was beautiful there...we much prefer the small town life of Skagway to the city life of Juneau but we're a little crazy haha

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  3. Omg Glacier Bay!! I love it there. But my goodness it's gotten so much smaller since the last time I was there. Thank you once again for doing these Alaska Posts. I love them so much and they remind me of the reason why I miss My home away from Home so much. I can't wait to go back there. I'm glad you had such a great time.

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    1. I'm glad you are enjoying them!!!

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  4. These photos are so beautiful, what a GREAT vacation!!! I would love to experience something like that, simply stunning!

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  5. Those pictures are gorgeous and amazing! Makes me want to take a trip there...like right now! :)

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  6. I recommend everyone goes!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I would love to vacation somewhere cold. I'm weird. This looks awesome! :D

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    1. we are cold weather people too, don't worry, you aren't the only weird one!

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