Friday, March 27, 2020

If only in my dreams

Hmmm... I guess they're waiting for me to officially cancel. I've been procrastinating because I really don't want to make it official. Vacation by avoidance.

This was the stateroom I had booked.
I was going to try and upgrade to a room with a veranda.

I was most looking forward to this Skagway excursion: Takshanuk Mountain Trail by 4x4
View cascading waterfalls and beautiful mountain scenery as you head into the heart of Alaska on a 4x4 vehicle.

Thanks, China.


  1. Looks wonderful, but then you won't have to worry about getting eaten by a Grizzly ?

    Yea China really screwed the world over on this one.

  2. At least you avoided the Norovirus.
    Wow, a porthole.
    That would have been a nice touch on the first and last cruise I ever took or will ever take.
    I sorry that your expectations were not met, but there's every chance you were going to be disappointed anyway given your high expectations.

  3. It'll happen at some point. It would have been our second cruise for us (first with Disney and a porthole). We did the Alaska cruise with Princess in 2015. It is amazing.

  4. By God, you have to nut up, get out your bicycle, and ride, ride, ride. Go North, until you feel the myriad of black flies, and mosquitoes plunging you into constant agony. Find a spawning salmon, catch it with your teeth, while you plunge into the snow melt stream in your skivvies. Embrace the change, while forgetting modern amenities, such as clean water, warm beds, good food, and majestic scenery. You may feel better, after your excursion, but I doubt it.

    1. Actually, my uncle did that Right after he got out of World War II. I have pictures of them on the Alaska Highway.

  5. LOL great tips, Jess. I think I'll wait until society runs out of clean water, warm beds, good food and toilet paper before I begin this epic quest. So maybe in another week or two I'll get started.

    Ed, my father was in the AF and stationed in Alaska. I think it was his love for it that drove me to finally go there... and plan on returning. Of course, he didn't see Alaska from the deck of a luxury passenger liner, but I'm sure he'd understand.