Monthly Archives: June 2010

Vancouver & Alaska – Day 7

       After a glorious sail through Chatham Strait, Frederick Sound and Stephen’s Passage, we arrived at Juneau, the capital of Alaska. The scenery is spectacular as you approach, but the city is drab and dull, with boxy buildings and little … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 6

     Hooray!  We reached our first port and can add Alaska to the list of states we have visited. Ketchikan, known as Alaska’s First City, the Salmon Capital, and the Rain Capital, was once a rough frontier town, but is … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 5

       Today, we were at sea the entire day, making our way northward on the Inside Passage. The morning was somewhat interesting since we passed many islands en route. There were very few communities, since this area is largely uninhabited. … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 4

       Today was transition-day! We checked out of the hotel, returned the car to the airport, and boarded the Coral Princess, our cruise ship. We said good-bye to Vancouver (boo-hoo) and embarked on a new part of our journey. We … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 3

           Our day began with a beautiful "scenic drive" along Highway 99, the Sea to Sky Highway, to Whistler, location of the alpine events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Whistler is a major ski area because of its proximity to … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 2

        What a delightful day!!!  We took the Tsawassen feirry to Swartz Bay, on Vancouver Island. The BC Ferry operation is extremely efficient. Our first stop was Butchart Gardens, one of the world’s premier gardens.  Actually, Lee & I both agreed … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 1

        Jun 23 –               What an incredibly long and tiring travel day! We were up at 1:30 AM to get to Boston at 4:30 AM. We dropped the car at a parking lot and checked in  at the Delta … Continue reading

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Blog Alert!

   Good Morning Readers,             I will pause from my Spotlight series for about two (2) weeks because Lee and I are traveling to Vancouver and Alaska. Our trip begins tomorrow (6-23-10) and continues until 7-6-10 and includes three (3) … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Acapulco, Mexico

               Acapulco, the grandfather of Mexican beach resorts, is located on the western coast, about 400 kilometers (240 miles) southwest of Mexico City.  It is world-famous for its cliff-divers who risk life and limb once during the day and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

               Great Ocean Road, in the province of Victoria, Australia, is one of the world’s great scenic drives. The drive extends from Torquay, just west of Melbourne to Portland, a distance of around 400 kilometers (240 miles). The road … Continue reading

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