Sunday, September 11, 2011

Alaska Cruise Aug. 2011

We went on a cruise to Alaska this summer. It was our first cruise ever. I was not sure how my opinionated husband will like the cruise, but lo and behold, he seemed to like it. The Alaskan scenery was beautiful indeed, but the experience aboard the ship, the Regatta by Oceana, was even more beautiful.
We were treated like king and queen. We had a butler waiting on us in our penthouse cabin. The food was almost too elegant. I was certainly not used to this kind of treatment, but I got used to it very quickly.

The cruise started and ended in Vancouver. We drove back to Saranap leisurely by stopping and visiting our good old friends in Vancouver, Lopez Island WA, Portland OR, and Redbluff CA.

It was a very memorable experience.


We took our granddaughters, Elizabeth (6) and Helen (5) to Hakone Garden in Saratoga last Saturday.
They had fun strolling the Japanese garden, feeding the Koi fish in the pond, eating picnic lunch, etc. Elizabeth was lucky enough to have her picture taken with a beautiful bride having a photo session in the garden. Helen was too shy to join.
On the way back to Piedmont, the girls taught us the song about Percy the pale faced polar bear. It was a very good day overall.