Return to Alaska
When Tracy first brought up honeymoon destinations, she asked what I thought. When I suggested Alaska, her eyes lit up immediately. I think she was anticipating some of the more traditional destinations, such as Hawai’I or the Caribbean. We had talked on and off about going to an all-inclusive resort a few times over the years, but never went ahead with booking one. But being of the pale complexion, that never seemed like the best idea.
So we officially booked our cruise over the weekend and we already can’t wait for it to arrive. Tracy’s school won’t let her take extended time off towards the end of the school year, so we won’t be able to leave right after the wedding. We are leaving the second week of July and spending seven days on the high seas aboard Norwegian cruise line. While the struggling economy has been hard on everyone, it sure has created some low cruise fares. We were able to upgrade to a penthouse cabin and remain within our budget.
The cruise departs from Seattle, so the plan is to fly in a few days early and complete a capitol road trip through Washington, Oregon and Idaho. After spending a few days on the road and in crappy motels, it will be nice to relax and unwind on the cruise before heading back to reality.