Well, the last place I left off on the Alaskan trip was in Skagway, where we had the White Pass Railway train ride and then the amazing helicopter flight to the Denver Glacier to ride a dog sled and meet the sweet Alaskan huskies.
So, the next day was a sea day, and we were in Tracy Arm Fjord, which is located 45 miles south of Juneau. It was glorious and so peaceful to witness all the beauty of nature while sitting on our balcony of the ship.
We woke up bright and early to sit on our balcony and have coffee as we entered the fjord.
Tracy Arm fjord lies within the Tongass National Forest that I talked about in part 3 of our trip.
It consists of two deep and narrow fjords: Tracy Arm and Endicott Arm and covers over 650,000 acres.
What a sight to wake up to.
The suns reflection on the water was stunning. You can see the glacier in the distance, it was still a little dark, but check out the blue ice to the left - its a little more prominent here.
Chunks of ice floating everywhere.
We made our way up to the top deck of this ship and pulled up a couple lounge chairs. We had a fabulous view from the back of the ship where we just relaxed and enjoyed the scenery.
Waterfalls were everywhere we looked. Some high, some low, but all so amazing.
I could have sat on the deck all day. We were only in the fjord from 7 am- noon that day, but we enjoyed every minute!
I think Chase was glad that he bought new binoculars before we came to Alaska. We were able to see a lot of wildlife in those mountains.
This photo below was actually early in the morning.. still a little dark out but still a beautiful sight.
It was an absolutely breath-taking morning on the fjord. There's truly nothing like it.
Check out this wall of fog later in the day- it looked so cool. The captian blew the fog horn every few minutes as we passed through.
We did a lot of fun things while we were at sea. Played Trivia, went to the spa (several times) attended a Mystery Dinner Theatre, watched a magic show, gathered with friends and did some fun Stampin' Up! stuff.
80's Trivia was so fun. We didn't win, but I learned that my kids know more about music that I grew up with, than I do!
This was the first time we've done a Mystery Dinner Theatre. It was a blast- so fun and so hilarious!
The cast was so entertaining, we loved them!
Always doing something unexpected and fun.
Maci just happened to be wearing a bright yellow outfit that matched Big Teddy.
The Advisory Board gals had a special little event while we were on the ship. These are my "sisters" and some of my most favorite people!
I feel blessed to be a part of this special group of amazing women.
Cute favors made by my friend Cindy Baughman, which were given out at our event on the ship.
These were our awesome table mates every night on the cruise. We made some new friends and had some great conversation each night, comparing our adventures of the day.
A histerical magic show and pretty great magic too.
And of course more card displays and samples in the Stampers Base Camp.
Well, that's all for now folks. Next stop, Victoria, British Columbia- yes it really is as royally beautiful as they say it is.
Stay tuned for Part 5.
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Until the next time...
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