Slaughters Sail to Alaska-Part 4

Hey Hey Hey! It’s Thursday! And let me tell you-this season Thursdays might be my very favorite day of the week. The truth is right this second we don’t have a THING on Thursday nights. #andallthemamassaidamen. Of course that could all change at any moment, but for now I’m going to have a nice relaxing evening and be in my pajamas by 8:30 p.m. Also, a cool front is supposed to hit North Texas today and I’M HERE FOR IT!

I’ve got my final trip recap for you! If you missed Part 1Part 2 or Part 3, you can read those to catch up on our summer trip to Alaska. The last part of the trip I did a terrible job of documenting so I’m kind of throwing lots of days into this recap. It’s just because I don’t have a lot to share picture-wise.

Day four we woke up to gorgeous views as we sailed through Glacier Bay.

Tab and I were the only two up so we had breakfast as we observed this glacier. That light blue you see is the glacier. I have a video on my phone of this, but hours later we saw part of the ice break off and fall into the water from our stateroom balcony. So cool!

We’d named it a big arcade day as well so a family tournament of Mario Kart went down.

As well as a father/son basketball tourney. Who knew that after a minute of shooting a basketball as fast as I could my shoulder would start cramping, but it did. I quickly learned I should stick to Mario Kart. 😉

I didn’t take any other pictures of the rest of our day at sea…we got dressed up for dinner and enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Italian restaurant on the ship.

Day five kicked off with an early arrival in Ketchikan. This charming little town houses a popular Lumberjack show so we started the morning with the first viewing of the day. My kids were super entertained-highly recommend if you have kids in the group.

Then we walked around town. Creek Street was by far my favorite area.

This little area looks exactly like I imagined each and every Alaskan town to look. Cute little houses, a stream running right through town where you could see the fish jumping, and some darling stores nestled in as well.

I’m telling you-my FAVORITE town was by far-Ketchikan.

Day six was our last full day. Our ship stopped in Victoria, BC, but there was a tiny little hiccup and we arrived a bit later than we were expecting. This happened to be our 17th Anniversary so we’d made a reservation at the steakhouse on the ship as a back up plan. Took a family vote and decided to eat on the ship. The views were absolutely stunning. {It’s kind of a theme on an Alaskan cruise.}

Happy 17th Anniversary to us!

I think our last dinner was my absolute favorite. We laughed, we talked about our vacation, we shared our favorites and even discussed the upcoming school year. It was one of those nights I’ll always look back on with the best memories!

And the next day we were back in Seattle.

I forced my crew to walk around the Market for several hours because we had lunch reservations at noon back at Matt’s in the Market {where Bowen, Tab, and I ate in November and enjoyed}. The catfish sandwich, hot bacon dip, and chowder were all amazing! Then we made our way to our hotel, caught an afternoon movie and got to bed early because our flight the next morning was early!

We had such a wonderful Alaskan vacation! It made us realize we LOVE going to somewhere a little cooler mid-summer when Texas is SO HOT! Alaska, you were absolutely gorgeous and we left with a ton of memories!

Remember if you’re considering an Alaskan cruise {or another international destination, Walt Disney World, or Hawaii} Mix and Match Travel would love to help you! Check out our website to learn more!

If you have any vacation questions, please send them my way! I have a vaca q and a post coming soon and would love to answer them all! Happy Thursday, Friends!

XO

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