When you live your life following a paycheck, it's sad that you don't get to spend much time with your family. Luckily we were able to have our folks onboard and were also able to catch up with anniversaries. My folks, Don and Marlene Blanchard, are very humble unassuming people and they really didn't want any kind of notice for their 50th, or 55th wedding anniversary. So we did the next best thing, a piece of cheesecake with a candle and a song. My wonderful husband spent so much time taking pictures of the cruise while the rest of us played a lot. But, the one we missed was the crew surrounding our folks and singing a cornball anniversary song. It was so nice sharing this with them.
One of our stops was at Icy Point Straight. Next time we go there we need to take the whale watching cruise, I heard they sighted the bubble net feedings that we got to see on our last Alaska cruise, in 2005. The other thing the city is famous for is having the world's longest zip line. I had no takers in my group for that activity. Plus, it seemed that we had a pretty loaded schedule of excursions, later on.