The Last Frontier

3 Sep

About a month ago, Danny walked in the door with a question. The conversation went something like this:

Him: My mom wants to go on an Alaskan cruise. Can you do it?

Me: Hmmm.  Fifteen hundred retirees and buffets three times a day? I think I have to work, bummzies.

Him: That sucks because we’re going whale watching, dog sledding, and stuffing our faces with crab and salmon all week.

Me (pause):  Animals, Omega 3, and fall clothes? And 1,500 retirees? I think I can get it off, after all. Where do I sign?

I knew it would be a tough sell with my mom (who is also my business partner), but I’m not one to turn down travel and, after all, all those icebergs will probably melt away before I have a change to take my own retirement cruise (global warming and whatnot). Luckily, she agreed, and off to Vancouver I went for the second time this month.


We boarded the massive ship and quietly slipped along the tree-lined west coastline of Canada, destination: Alaska. We bundled up like Eskimos and caught up on neglected reads, enjoying the scenery from our balcony.



Just typical August attire…no bikini weather here.

IMG_1570Can’t say I’ve ever been so excited to run on a treadmill!  Of course we skipped the napkin folding and balloon making classes and headed straight for the outdoor adventures.



I’ve always wanted to model a splash skirt and life jacket. Just kidding.





More flattering outfits, this time for water rafting in the freezing cold glacier water (we left the cameras in the dry container)


After a long day of sensory overload, we retired back to our balcony with Bailys & hot chocolate for an amazing sunset.

IMG_6679 IMG_6719


I think I like it here.

Thanks Layla for the amazing pics!


2 Responses to “The Last Frontier”

  1. Layla September 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Loved it, you brought me right back to Alaska! Going to miss this trip so much 🙂

  2. Bita September 4, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    I loved and enjoyed your story and the pictures!
    I had a great time with you guys 🙂

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