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Day Nine - Sunday, June 8

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Get ready quickly - race through breakfast - run back to the cabin to pack the last few things - race off the ship by 7:30AM. We are in Seward today! Our luggage will go before us to the Hospitality Center in Anchorage, but first we are taking our final cruise excursion on the Kenai Fjords Tour. I read about this in my e-book on the Alaska Traveler magazine articles and thought it sounded interesting. So off we went in a much smaller boat We went all the way out to the Prince William Sound and it got pretty rough on the open sea. Lucky I had my Sea-Bands on! No problems with nausea.
What beautiful country! I know - I keep saying this - but everywhere we go is the unmistakable stamp of the Creator on every mountain and craggy inlet here. there were plenty of fat, lazy sea lion hanging on each rock and so many different kinds of birds! There are caves and coves all over and the mountains drop right into the water. There were a couple of whales and some really adorable, show-off sea otters.
Then lunch - a chicken salad wrap, a small bag of baby carrots, and water. Well, I got one bite of the wrap and started to work on a carrot and a piece of the carrot got lodged in my windpipe and the choking began. A lot of coughing and phlegm (sorry) and finally race to the outside bathroom and upchucked it all. Very embarrassing! Never had that happen before. So that was the end of lunch for me. Our friends from the cruise actually moved outside! But they came back later to check if all was well. Well enough to eat a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie for sure!
Our boat headed back to Seward and we boarded a bus for the ride to Anchorage - about 3 hours. Many jokes about "the 3-hour tour"! I guess the cruise line didn't know how to handle tourists who weren't leaving Alaska, but weren't traveling with their own Land-Tour. They had our luggage at the Center, but no transportation to the hotel, about 4 miles away. So the nice lady bus driver said the bus would be passing the hotel and she would drop us off. Thank you, nice lady!
So we were dropped off, hungry and tired - especially tired - and hauled our luggage in and got to our room. Very nice with 2 flat screen TV's, a living area, two beds and a much bigger bathroom than on the cruise!
We found a Benihana Steakhouse right in front of our hotel and we went there for dinner. Okay food, but terrible service! The woman right next to us received all her courses and accompaniments, but we got only half of the stuff that came with the meal. We gave up asking for things and left no tip. By then, we were too tired to care (it was 9:30PM by then) and we left for our hotel and comfy beds!

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    I've heard of Seward. That's where the Seavey's (sled dog royalty) are from.
    1378 days ago
    Love all the pictures! What an adventure!
    1388 days ago
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