As most of you know, we spent the week before our attempt at Rainier on an Alaskan cruise. To spice things up, we flew into Anchorage and took a trip on the Alaskan Railroad to Seward, where we would get on the boat. Prettiest views from a train ever.
|Looking back on the train from the back of our car.|
|The mud flats.|
|The car my family was in.|
|How do you open this Gamma?|
|I'm dreaming of taking over the world.|
|And I will hug it, and hold it, and squeal with delight...|
|Our ship, Celebrity Millenium|
|My whole family was impressed! There were 26 of us on the boat!|
|One word. Awesome.|
In Juneau, Gamma, Aunt Heather and Aunt Jeanette were nice enough to watch Avery and her cousins....so that the rest of us could ride in a Helicopter out onto the Mendenhall Glacier for a hike with crampons.
|Ready to get my hike on!|
|Aren't we cute?|
|What we were walking on and with...I'd be nice to anyone wearing these things!|
|We were walking along this Glacier-fed river for a long time...yes, on those rocks.|
|We're B.A. Two glaciers, two days. Bam!|
|I'm so happy I could spew oatmeal!|
We did get off the boat in Ketchikan, even though it was raining. We took Avery into town and ran from shop to shop. Somehow, in the process, she fell madly in love with a stuffed eagle. At least it was on sale!
|See Pops, the thing about Eagles is, they don't need glasses to see me.|
All in all, it was a fabulous trip. However, I do not think I would recommend a cruise to anyone with an infant. It was really hard to truly take advantage of all the typical "cruise things," and without my family, I don't know that it would have been fun. Two hour dinners were an exercise in patience and ingenuity. Avery got to try a LOT of new foods. HA!
|If you take my green beans, I'm gonna have to hurt you.|
Thanks for joining me on this picture-tour of my trip!