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    Sedro-Woolley, Washington
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    Reading, needlework, cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. Checking in. Lots of ships sailing away today! Company coming 2:30ish for spinach and ham enchiladas and sopapillas. Enchiladas made and just have to go in the oven so I have time for sail away! Karen
  2. Thank you Jacqui! Turkey breast is in the oven and so is the pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is so late this year that I have the Christmas tree up (as of yesterday) but not decorated. Crazy! Karen
  3. IF you go to the site that is Hal and facts (one word) I've posted pictures of 6001 on the Eurodam. It's a Handicapped accessible cabin with beds and sofa bed. The only problem was a pillar in a rather unusual spot in the cabin. Since it's right at the bow of the ship it was a long walk/scooter ride to the dining room on the stern! Karen
  4. Checking in from the Pacific Northwest on a sunny Sunday (rain is in the forecast sooner than later). Karen
  5. Yes it is. They are so nice and have a nice selection of local books. Karen
  6. Hi, We've been to Ketchikan close to 20 times and we do a lot of walking. We love the walk up Deermount to the Totem Heritage Center then across the bridge to a lovely park. We don't usually go to the hatchery but enjoy the park. From there we head down Park Avenue to town. If you want you can take a side-cut to Cape Fox Lodge and see their totems and enjoy the view. When you come down off of Park, go in front of the Tongass Museum and you'll be at the other end of Creek Street. There is a really nice local bookstore that is always fun to wander around in! Karen
  7. In my case the milk chocolate ones survived but not the dark!
  8. Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams. A good read. He recreates Edward H. Harriman's 1899 trip who organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including John Muir. I found it quite interesting. Karen
  9. Our Veterans' Day parades, etc. were on Saturday so today is more low-key. I find that more is made of Memorial Day for public remembrances. Schools really observe Veterans' Day with programs, art, etc. I'm grateful for all on both sides of the border who have ensured our freedom and the ability to cross that Canada/US border so easily. Karen
  10. I learned that poem in grade 5 in 1963 and remember it to this day. I teach 6th grade and my students are amazed I still remember it. I'm in the US now (though still a Canadian citizen) and Veterans Day isn't the same in both countries. I wear my poppy proudly and think of the words to this poem. I've even had my class learn it for Veterans' Day programs for a few years. Karen
  11. At the moment it looks more misty and overcast than anything else. 15 minutes ago there were lots of raindrops on the Fort Lauderdale webcam.
  12. I agree on either HAL or Princess and we've done both. We sail out of Seattle so if we want Sitka it has to be HAL and Skagway is Princess. We prefer HAL because the Oosterdam, Westerdam, etc. are about the right size for us - 1800 passengers. We don't mind Princess but the have 1000 more people on them! Princess does have the Alaska-themed activities but so does HAL. If you go to Glacier Bay then they have the rangers come on board, etc. Either line would be a good choice. I'd look at times in port and what glacier you are going to see. Karen
  13. We were on the Oosterdam in June in an accessible signature suite (upgraded from balcony). We had a couch and plenty of room. We've also done accessible on the Eurodam and had a sofa as well in a balcony (6001). You can also google "Hal facts" and a site with photos from people who have been in those cabins. I've put up pictures for 6001 on the Eurodam and 6108 on the Oosterdam, among others. Karen
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