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Matthew, Olna & Steve before getting "stuffed" at Von's! Matt and Steve had the Von's Prime Rib Sandwich...Mom had the "diet" platter of Hot Tom Turkey Open-faced Sandwich smothered with brown gravy...
 
Von's Beer Tap Dining Room gives a whole new meaning to "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"
 
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Melayne enoying the wonderful Caramel Taste-of-Honey desert with a buenelo ring and butter creme caramel from Von's. Pretty tasty stuff!
     
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Mamie looks for the next Drink Special!
 
These two "angels" lost their halos in their plate of ice cream!
     
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Annie and the Seattle Roses (sounds like the name of a 50's band!)
 
Just down the street from our hotel -- a dreadful and dangerous street gang!
 
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More roses!
     
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A view of the Seattle Seahawk and Seattle Mariner's stadiums.
 
Mamie definitely won't have Starbucks withdrawls here in Seattle!
 
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Luggage for Four!
     
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Mom is prepared for some Seattle Sunshine at the Pike Place Market.
 
We saw lots of flowers, fish and fruit at the Market!
 
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Linda, Nicole and Ryan were tired after a day at the Space Needle, the Seattle Aquarium, and Pike Place Market! Early to bed and early to rise for this crew!!
 
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A quick lunch at the Garden Cafe before finding our way around the ship.
 
Olna and Mamie share some NCL bubbly at the boy's Bon Voyage party on their aft balcony.
     
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Ryan was ready to blow bubbles and toss streamers as we set sail toward Alaska!
 
Linda and Nicole sported our "official" cruisewear: a Tie-Dye shirt and red Key Card Lanyard emblazoned with our custom logo!
 
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Seattle vanishes behind the ship's wake from Matt & Steve's aft balcony stateroom.
 
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Is Mamie really considering a dip in the pool?
 
Matthew and Mamie on the balcony.
     
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A last glimpse at the Space Needle.
 
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Snow-capped Mountains on the Inside Passage.
 
Sunrise...at 4:24 in the Morning!!
     
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Lots of beautiful scenery.
 
Time to Eat AGAIN?!!
     
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Looking for wildlife..and spotting it!
 
Ask Olna if she was smiling during the lifeboat drill!!!
     
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The Stardust Theatre!
 
Another "cold" pose from Annie!
     
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Women Drivers!
 
An early morning fog over the Inside Passage!
 
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Or, click this photo for her Pacific Whitesided Dolphin!
     
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Brrrrrr?!?
 
This lifeboat drill is NO FUN (Nicole)...kinda cool (Ryan)!
 
   
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Welcome to Ketchikan!
 
Saxman Native Village...home of the world's largest collection of standing totem poles. We watched two of the Tlinget master carvers and learned about their native culture and traditions.
 
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Tribal house at Saxman!
 
The Tlingets in the tribal home...Oops, that's Nicole, Ryan and Aunt Linda!
     
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One of Melayne's many "Money Shots" of the Bald Eagles! We hope the whale shots in Juneau will be just as terrific!!
 
Annie learns the totem's story... about a young Tlinget tribesman who decided to go fishing on his own (against the advice of his elders). His arm became trapped in a giant clam and he drowned as the tide came in. The moral: Always listen to your elders!
     
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The NCL Sun in the Ketchikan harbor.
     
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Ketchikan scenery.
 
A fishing competition was taking place in Ketchikan... This King Salmon weighed in at 28 pounds -- the leader, so far, weighed in at 43 pounds. We can't even imagine a salmon that big!
 
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The Sun is ready and waiting for Mamie and her armloads of purchases!
     
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OK, we told you there were bald eagles! Here's a shot that's "twice as nice" as the other Bald Eagle photo!
 
Nicole and Ryan walked a mile around the ship as we left Ketchikan...then off to "shoot hoops!"
 
   
     
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Linda, Ryan and Nicole saw lots of whales on their whale watching excursion...PLUS, a trip to Mendenhall Glacier! They had a wonderful time...and learned so much. And, yes, Linda is keeping them dressed warmly!!
     
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Bald Eagles everywhere! For more images, check the Photo Gallery
 
One of many whale tails we saw...along with sea lions, harbor seals, Bald Eagles, coastal birds of all types, a soft-shelled crab...so many things! All that, plus a special treat of warm cookies delivered via kayak! Thanks for everything Harv & Marv's!
     
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Searching for the Humpback's spray! Be sure to check out Harv & Marv's website: Harv & Marv's Whale Watching Expedition They have some amazing photos from their daily trips (plus, it saves me the 75-cents per minute internet charge for uploading photos!)
 
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Caribou Crossings! This is where Olna bought another handmade Alaskan Santas...and Mamie picked-up her Birch Snowmen...and where Matt & Steve ran up their AMEX cards! After shopping, M, M, S & O boarded a smaller 100-passenger boat en route to Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier!
 
One of hundreds of big icebergs that we traveled by, between and around!
     
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A meeting of the Sopranos... I mean Bald Eagles!
 
A special treat of warm cookies delivered via kayak! Thanks for everything Harv & Marv's!
     
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Crazy sea lions kept us entertained as we searched for more whales.
 
A fuzzy black bear!
 
   
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Tracy Arm Fjord and Glacier Explorer Excursion: "This narrow fjord twists and turns for over 30 miles, culminating in a spectacular view of the twin tidewater Sawyer Glaciers. Your captain will navigate as close as the ice floe allows, stopping for an extended stay at the face of the glacier. Watch for seals relaxing on the icebergs, bald eagles soaring above the cliffs and many other animals that call this area home. Learn about the natural history of the fjord, its glaciers and the wildlife from our onboard naturalist. Gain insights into Tlingit Native culture. Overcast days will not dampen your enjoyment as clouds and mist only heighten the drama of the fjord and intensify the glacial blue color." At the conclusion of the excursion, passengers will be required to "Walk to Gangplank" back to their ship! (OK, so I embelish!!)

Well, that's just about what we did! We were told that our trip was the first of the 2006 Season to actually make it through the ice to the glacier face!

     
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Matthew's favorite...South Sawyer Glacier! We didn't make it up to the face of this one because of heavy ice, but did enjoy a quick glimpse up the fjord toward the twin glacier!
 
After steering through the ice bergs and chunks, we made it to North Sawyer Glacier!
     
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Birds catch a ride on an iceberg in Sawyer Glacier! For more great photos, check out Harv & Marv's Tracy Arm Photos.
 
Mama & Baby Seals... they were everywhere on the ice chunks!
     
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Waterfalls covered the sides of Tracy Arm Fjord. What an awesome trip!
 
Tracy Arm Fjord and Glacier Explorer -- NCL Sun Excursion. We'll sailed in a "small" boat to the face of the "twin" North Sawyer -- and then re-boarded our ship in the Fjord. Good thing mom had "new-knees" or that gangplank from the explorer vessel to the cruise ship might have been a hugh leap (literally!!)
     
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A cigar-smoking monkey we saw when we returned from our day (in Olna's room!)
 
Yoo Hoo! Taxi!
     
   
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A trip down Broadway in Skagway...

 

Mamie checks out her caboose in preparation for the trip on the White Pass Rail Road (No, she's not standing next to a big mirror...I'm talking about the train's caboose!!)

     
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It was a day of shopping and adventure for Olna, Matthew and Steve. We also visited the Gold Rush Museum for a taste of the local history.
 

The old train bridge as seen from the White Pass Rail Road. Thank goodness "some" improvements have been made since the Yukon Gold Rush!

     
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The tunnel and our train's engine...

 
Steve, Olna and Matthew loaded down with "goodies"! En route to the Red Onion Saloon which, during the Gold Rush, had a brothel upstairs...our waitress was "Ida Hoe" (I'm not going to touch that one!)
     
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Melayne, Olna and Steve head back to the ship...See: we're getting a little exercise!
     
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Hey, everyone celebrates their town's history in different ways!!

 

Tequila Bob and Sofonda Peters share a tune with the crowd at the "Red Onion Saloon".

     
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Matthew discovered this trail around back from the Gold Rush Museum. He really wished he had a pan to start looking for gold in this serene stream!
 

Beautiful scenery everywhere we go!

     
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The summit of the White Pass Rail Road.

     
 
   
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Great pubs lined Cow Bay -- the dairy farmers used to bring their cows to town, dump them off the shore and let them swim to land! Udderly crazy!
     
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Sunrise outside of Prince Rupert
 
What a pretty little town in British Columbia...this is Prince Rupert!
     
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The Pilot Boat follows us in to British Columbia.
 
Now THAT'S a bobble-head.
     
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They buy...we carry!
 
The NCL Sun docked...
     
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A farewell "Thank You" from the officers and crew.
 
Ahhhhh, the Midnight Chocoholic Buffet!
 
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You better eat the chocolate bear, before it eats you!
 
I'm guessing this is the last eagle picture you'll have to see!

 

 

 

 


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