You may be wondering why I had you get all packed and then just left you sitting in the hall waiting to be picked up for the trip. Well unfortunately there have been serious techinical difficulties with the internet connection on the ship. I'll fill you in on what we've done so far. We flew to Vancouver just for the night before boarding the gorgeous Serenade of the Seas. The ship is nothing short of AMAZING! A huge floating party basically with more to do than you could ever find time for. We have fabulous meals (and yes - we've been eating dessert), spa services, work outs, theater, SHOPPING, and lots of whale sightings. The little man wants to spend all day long looking for whales. The girls pretty much want to spend all day long shopping but they are looking forward to the rock wall which we haven't done yet. Today we went to Icy Strait Point. To be honest - there really isn't a whole lot there but it is quite pretty and we took an 8 mile bike ride on the Hoonah trail. Our guide was hysterical. She explained how in her tribe you are either a raven or an eagle and ravens must marry eagles and eagles must marry ravens. She also explained how everyone has a big family. Therefore she concluded that everyone is either taken, her cousin or in her words, "butt ugly". Thus leaving her discouraged in the dating department. Not what you'd necessarily expect to hear from a bicycle tour guide. Tomorrow we sail through the Hubbard Galcier - I can't wait - it's supposed to be incredible. Hopefully I'll be able to share it with you. Sorry for the short post but I'm tyring to get it all in before the internet crashes again. Sadly - very little knitting has occured but there is still hope!