Monday, July 7, 2014

Alaska Vacation

I got back from my first cruise ever this past Saturday. We went to Alaska. It was great, except for the fire. There was a bit of scariness when the cruise ship caught on fire, but it was put out, then re-ignited, then put out again, and then the Coast Guard required an inspection. After all that drama, the cruise was decidedly less dramatic, which was more my speed.

There is so much to write about. Pictures would help. I suppose I will have to get those off my camera sometime soon. This will probably turn into many blog entries. After all, it's our first vacation in 14 years without my husband's family, which means it's my first vacation in 14 years.

Why Alaska?

1. It's easy to get to the port in Seattle, and there's very few other destinations that leave from Seattle. We didn't want the complexities of air and ship travel and everything that goes with it for the three of us (e.g., logistics, more things to go wrong, time changes, additional packing, more cost, etc.).

2. Neither of us has been to Alaska. One of my friends in college loved to go to Alaska to camp. He marveled at the beauty of Alaska, and I never forgot that.

3. I'm lazy. I liked the idea of an agenda for the next day being left in my room, and I just show up to the things I want to and eat anytime I want to. And read. And sleep. Plus, there's child care on board. So we can put our daughter in child care and have alone time or do something with her. Again, having all these options are nice.

So that's why we chose Alaska.


jojo cucina cucina said...

You haven''t been on a vacation without your husband's family for FOURTEEN years? Oh...why so long? yikes! I can see the appeal and convenience of choosing Alaska. My husband went on an Alaskan cruise with his family a few years ago but i didn't go. I feel trapped on boats. I think it's a claustrophobic thing.

Would you do it again???

B said...

I would do it again. Probably go to somewhere different next time, but it was an overall enjoyable experience.

jojo cucina cucina said...

I think if i ever went on a cruise it has to be somewhere warm and different from our cloudy skies. You look like you had a lot of gray!