Sunday, August 22, 2010

Crusing to Alaska(Part 2)

So this is going to say this is being posted on August 22 but I am actually posting this on 09-02-10. I am so sorry that this post has taken so long to post.

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Back again as promised with some more pictures and details about my trip to Alaska. In the last entry I talked about the first three days of the trip and the first two days on the actual ship. If you count the day we boarded.

Day 3(on the ship)

We docked in Juneau, Alaska, which we all know is the capital. Since I was on this trip with my school choir there was not a lot of free time on this day. the choir was scheduled to sing at a local church for a 5pm mass and had to be there by 3pm there was no time to schedule any excursions on our own. So the school went ahead and scheduled one for the whole group. Which I was pretty excited about, we went and saw Mendenhall Glacier. it was absolutely beautiful. The view seriously looked the view in the Sound of Music. I took pictures of course to show you all, but in no way will it do the view proper justice.

It was so cool going and seeing the glacier. When we went into the visitors center she said that the weather they were having while they were there was warm for them. That on hot days they go and swim in the glacier water. I could not have even imagined that, I was wearing a shirt, sweat shirt and a windbreaker...haha. It was cold, but I guess they are used to that up there. They would have to be.

From the Glacier we went to the church where we were scheduled to sing. We stopped to grab some food on the way. When we got to the church it was absolutely gorgeous. I only wish that I had taken pictures inside the church. It was one of the most modern churches that I have ever seen and it was in Juneau, Alaska....haha. (Random fact did you know that Juneau is the only capital in the USA that you can not drive into, you have to be flown in or take a boat. I thought that was so neat). When you walked in the pews were set up in like a triangle set up. There were pews on either side of the church across from each other, then a set along the back wall. Then the alter was in the center of the church. It was really neat and I enjoyed singing there, hopefully if we ever go back we can sing there again.

Sorry again for the long wait guys. Part 3 will be up in a few days.

xo Kait

Monday, August 16, 2010

Crusing to Alaska

So much has happened since I last wrote a blog that I do not even know where to start. Well I guess I can start by saying that I am the lamest person on the planet. Why you ask? Well see I had promised you guys a new blog a couple of days after my last post and well say hello to 18 days later. I am horrible when it comes to this stuff, even though I kept telling myself that I was going to log on to my computer and write a

ok enough of that, lets get to the good stuff. My cruise to Alaska!!! :)

The day that we left we flew into Seattle, Washington. We had to get up at 5 am so that we could get to the airport by 6, since we had an 8am flight. Once we boarded our plane we landed in Seattle at about 12 or 1pm, since we had been gaining hours the whole time we were flying. Let me tell you, gaining hours totally messes with your head. Your body thinks that its 5pm when its only 2 and all you wanna do is just After Landing in Seattle we checked into the hotel and everyone was already planning to go downtown, see the Space Needle and walk around. We all grabbed some pizza at around 4 and then headed downtown. The Space Needle was so amazing. The view from the top was spectacular. You could see everything, although my mom and I had a little trouble while we were up there. We constantly felt like we were moving. Not a very pretty feeling. While we were up there though we got to see Mount Reineer. Its so big that you can't ever see the whole thing. The top just looks like its floating.

(pictures below are the cruise ship "Rhapsody of the Sea", Space Needle, Mount Reineer, lastly then lastly the Starbucks Headquarters.)
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We all took pictures then went back to the hotel for the night to get ready for our cruise the next day. We were all super excited. The next morning went pretty quickly. Once we got up and out of the hotel everything was kind of a blur till we got on the ship. The ship was absolutely gorgeous. As soon as it was spotted everyone was oooing and aaaaaing, along with snapping pictures. The inside was even better. Im actually sad that I didnt take many pictures inside the ship. For the rest of that night and next day we spent at sea. It was a little rough at first, but our bodies all adjusted pretty well. One we got on the ship everyone was pretty much trying to get their bearings and figure out where everything was, it was a pretty big I only wish that I had taken more pictures of the inside of the ship.

Those were just the first two days. The first day we had on the ship was spent at sea. It was a little weird waking up in a pitch black room. Since we had an inside state room there were no windows and I just wanna say that they are very important. When there is no light shining in the room your body still thinks that it s night. So my body the whole day was kind of in a daze. That was not fun. But we walked around and participated in a scavenger hunt around the ship. That was fun. It was a pretty relaxing day. We just sat around read, took naps, ate food, and watched the sea. It was glorious, there is nothing better than just being able to take your me and not have to worry about rushing around when your on vacation.

(Me with Sizzle the snake, our towel animal that we used on the scavenger hunt, then the view from the ship, and lastly the moon from the deck of the ship.)

So Sorry that has taken me so long to write about this trip. I feel horrible about my lack of updates. Promise there will be another one very soon with pictures and details of part 2 of my trip. :)

xo Kait