My parents celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and it has us already looking ahead to their big 50th next year because we are ALL going to Alaska to celebrate that along with Whit and Jay’s 10th birthdays!!!
This all started with John at age 3 wanting to go to Atlantis because he saw a commercial for it. Not really knowing much about kids and their memories, we promised him then that he could pick somewhere IN the USA to go and celebrate when he was 10. He never forgot that promise and eventually chose California because it was “as far away as you can go in the USA” (we didn’t correct him). Well, the little brother supremely outsmarted the big when he picked Alaska “because it is, actually, WAY farther than California.” (Please imagine him saying that exactly like that. “Actually” and all. LOL) Whit has been watching you tube videos and reading books about this trip for years. He talks about it so much that Mother and Daddy-O decided they wanted to go to Alaska too. Not to be “left out in the cold” (quite literally), Sister and her family are coming as well!!!
After much soul searching (haha) and research, we decided not to take a Disney Cruise, but Holland America instead. This will be our big trip of 2019 and we will visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway on the sea portion and end on land with three days in Denali.
We are a year out, but are already thinking about booking port excursions. While I have a list in mind already, I would LOVE to know your favorites!! We will likely split up as families during the day, with my crew being BIG adventure seekers, my parents absolutely NOT adventure seekers, and Sister’s family somewhere in between. So, comment with anything and everything you loved in Alaska – experiences, excursions, dining, cultural, etc.!!
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