We really got to just hang out without all of the busyness of life. Cruises are so enjoyable because all of the thinking is done for you. We did not have to worry about restaurants, taxi's, hotels, and car rentals. Dinner was already arranged each evening, of course our hotel was the boat so even when we laid around or slept at night, we were moving to our next location.....that takes care of the taxi's, hotels, and rental cars! We just talked, laughed (a lot), relaxed, all while savoring each minute together
Of course we HAD to pan for gold on our trip! We got a pan filled with "pay dirt" There was gold in each pan...they were just not sure how much. We got to keep what we panned. Wow panning for gold was hard!!! You had to go through a lot of dirt for so little gold. We learned the correct procedure to panning....there were specific steps to doing it correctly. We each made between $10-$15 in gold......not sure what I will be able to do with my share of $12 worth of pure gold shavings. At that point in the day, I wanted to trade it for a cup of hot cocoa!!
The kids and us adults really learned a lot that day!!
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF EVERY TRIP
We headed back to the ship and invited my parents on a gondola ride to the top of one of the mountains to enjoy the view of Juneau
LATER, AFTER THE GONDOLA RIDE
Each day, our steward would deliver a little plate of yummies! I truly felt like a princess! We were so spoiled
OUR LAST EXCURSION IN ALASKA
JEREMY'S ABSOLUTE FAV....THE BERING SEA CRAB BOAT ADVENTURE
First activity on the tour.....let's feed the bald eagles!!!
We ended that day walking in the cold rain back to our ship.....where I promptly took a hot bubble bath. I thought that I might NEVER warm up after that (you know how much colder it feels when it is raining)
This was such an amazing trip filled with many blessings all along the way. We just enjoyed every minute......breathtaking does not even begin to describe the beauty that we experienced in Alaska.
Thank you Jesus, so much, for my family and for the time that I get to relish their presents in my life.....and for blessing our earth with things that we are completely awed at......If our hearts are so taken with this riveting scenery, Lord, then how much more radiant and dazzling Heaven must be....it has been told to me that my heart will actually stand still as my eyes admire it