Saturday, August 29, 2009
Star to Alaska
Today we board the Norwegian Star to Alaska on our quest to visit our 49th state.
We are pretty excited, everyone clamors about the trip who has taken it or has it on their bucket list.
There is one shipmate for every two passengers. We are ready to be pampered.
"We just returned from a 25th anniversary cruise from Seattle to Alaska aboard the Norwegian Star. The ship is beautiful and there are so very many things to do on board - Casino, Java Bar, The Red Lion, shows, restaurants - I could go on and on. However, the personnel are personable, interesting, interested in you, always remember your name and are just the best I have encountered.
A special THANK YOU TO RAYMOND - RED LION, who is the world's best mixologist and made me a white rose from paper on our anniversary night (along with great Irish Coffees). What a great personality - remembering our name for the whole week! . THANKS TO CHENA IN THE BLUE LAGOON, who always took the time to assist us in anything we needed and also, just to have a short visit. GRACIAS TO RONALDO in the Java Lounge who also makes a great Irish Coffee and would remember us by name- always smiling.If someone in management sees this, Kudos to you in selecting these wonderful employees. PRAISE TO YOU AND THEM. WHAT FUN WE HAD!!!!!"
We can't wait to see Alaska for ourselves. Maybe we will pick up another National Park visit or two but we are going for site seeing and relaxation.
We really needed this.
This has truly been the trip of a lifetime and ten great years together.
After a summer of rain and cold, deaths and births, we are off the emotional roller coaster.
I am ready to go home and tackle harvest and LuAnn is ready for the next challenges of Turning Point.
This is good.
Ed and LuAnn