Well I suppose all good things must come to an end and so has our wonderful Alaskan vacation. First and foremost - a public THANK YOU! to wondeful, magical Granny (aka my Mom) for taking us on this amazing cruise. Mom is turning an undisclosed age this year and this was her traveling birthday party. But instead of us getting her a gift - she gave us the gift. It was truly wonderous. Our last Alaskan stop was Juneau where we went whale watching and were lucky enough to see three humpback whales traveling together. Apparently that is a very unusual sight. The little man loves whales and so he really enjoyed it although he was sad not to see any Orcas. Apparently they only show up every 2.5 weeks and had been sighted only 4 days earlier. We also saw the Mendenhal glacier which is the most visited attraction in all of Alaska. I was intrigued to learn that there is no way to get out of Juneau other than by air or sea. The people of that fair city have no way to escape by car. Our last day at sea we traveled through the gorgeous inside passage. We ended our vacation with a day and a half in Vancouver and had absolutely awesome weather. We visited the Acquarium (again no Orcas but some fabulous Beluga whales), Granville Island and spent some time on the beach. Vancouver is quite a lovely city. Finally we have returned home and are doing our best to unpack and wash the loads and loads of laundry. I leave you with my niece's quote which I was unwilling to post until we had safely returned home. When we arrived at the ship she looked at it, her eyes got big and she said, "that ship is HUGE - it looks just like the Titanic!" Next post - some actual knitting content!