As you can see, my timeline is off a bit!! LOL
The reason was that internet service on our ship was $100 for 25 minutes!!!!!!!!! So NOT doing that!! So I'm playing catch up.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After going down many a wrong hall, we finally found our stateroom. A pleasant surprise truly awaited us! We were quite pleased to see the size of our room and the king bed looked luscious!!
The first thing I did was read the days itinerary and saw that it was mandatory that we attend the safety and security drill at 3:15pm. Mike then told me it was 3:10pm, so we’d better get a move on! So off we went to find our Station. When we got there, we were the only ones there. Seemed odd!! Anyway, we took the opportunity to explore Deck 3 and then made it up to Deck 9 – Lido to find some food.
Lots of food and drink were going on around the pool and a live jazz band was playing for our pleasure. It appears that Mike was one hour off on his time telling. LOL So we kicked back and explored the top 2 decks.
Here it is now Sunday morning and it’s raining and ugly outside but we’re just kicked back and enjoying the morning after a truly blissful night’s sleep in a very comfortable bed. Impressive!!
Monday we finally arrived in Juneau by 1 pm. We had signed up for the Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Watching excursion. The excursions are expensive but after our experience on this one, we feel like we’ve gotten more than our monies worth!! It was an excursion of a lifetime!!
Besides the whales, which we watched and chased for several hours, we saw a bald eagle and stellar lion seals.
This guy was massive!
Back to Juneau and dinner and drinks at the Red Dog Saloon, which was the most successful and original bar since the gold rush days. Good music from Brian Gale, good food and a rowdy crowd!! Fun!!