Disney Cruise


Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Day after Juneau was to be spent in Ketchikan. We had an interesting excursion booked, but with the day before in non-stop rain and Daisy being sick, we felt in our best interest to cancel the excursion. Disney felt otherwise as they have a no refund policy. I don’t blame them but Chris did talk […]


Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

The first part of our excursion involved a tour bus trip to Glacier Gardens in Tongass National Rainforest. When I hear rainforest, obviously I think of the Amazon. But apparently there is such a thing as a temperate rainforest and this is the largest one in the world. Who knew? (I’m guessing some of you). […]

Skagway- tourist town

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

comments should be fixed now
Whence I left you, I was full. Daisy was in her kids’ club and Tabitha, Chris, and I were kicking it together. We decided to go to “Who Wants to be a Mousekateer?” It was a game show set up similar to Millionaire. There were only 5 questions though and of […]


Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Tracy Arm
Now, while we had been having brunch, the ship entered Tracy Arm on the way to Sawyer Glacier. So my surreal moment of today was eating caviar in a private dining room on my way to see a glacier. How is this real life? The scenery on the way to the glacier was traditional […]

more naps! and food.

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

So stuffed! Between yesterday’s update and right now, I’ve eaten enough to last me the rest of the cruise. So much for all that hard work, every pound I’ve lost has probably not only come back, but I’m guessing brought friends. And it’s only Day 3!
Let’s see, I was alone and drinking Diet Coke. Oh, […]

Seattle and on the boat

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

My aunt and uncle live near Seattle and very graciously offered to pick us up at the airport and take us around town before heading to the port. I had kind of hoped to take the girls up in the Space Needle, but there was a festival that weekend that made that a bad idea. […]

In the air

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Handwritten on the plane ride to Seattle on Sept. 3.

So far so good on the traveling; kids woke up easily and weren’t grumpy. We got out of the house on time and had a real easy check-in at the airport. WE waited a smidge then were on the plane and off! Seats are very comfortable […]

Look! Glacier!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Home from an Alaskan Cruise. I did pretty good with trip reports on the netbook. Just need to edit photos and the upload.

cruise update

Monday, April 11th, 2011

If you’ve been waiting for Day 3 of the cruise, you can either scroll down or click on March 22 on the calendar to the right. Or, here’s a direct link.

“Ahoy, Mommy!” said the pirate

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Alternate title: Land!
Today started out beautifully because we were docked in Puerta Vallarta. Finally! We had a very early excursion so we were up and out of our room by 8am. When we got on land and I saw a mall across the street, I told my family that I was done with boats and […]

More characters!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Alternate title- Aaaaaah, relaxing.
Tuesday morning was our turn for a character breakfast. We had to be in Parrot Cay at 9:45am. Here’s where a late dinner seating came in handy as it meant a late breakfast seating as well. We had our same dinner servers which made me wonder what kind of hours these poor […]

Does this ship ever stop rocking?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Alternate title: I’m on vacation, but I still have to get my kids places on time.
Day 2 found us waking up to still ugly skies, but better than home. The seas were still considered rough and I did feel the need to take one more Dramamine. Breakfast was the first order of business and we […]

Sailing, sailing, over the choppy sea

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Alternate titles- Adios California!; The Day I Cried 6 Times: How Dramamine Saved Me; or, my personal favorite, Good Grief Ships Creak A Lot.
Last year sometime, Disney started building a new cruise ship called The Dream. What that meant for us West Coasters was we were getting The Wonder for cruises on our side of […]