Well, just a quick update while we actually have cell service here in the port of fabulous Ketchikan. Wireless internet service here on the ship is something like 75 cents a minute, so I'll have to update whenever I get a quick, free minute. One in which I'm not busy at the sundae shop or buffet, which is where I seem to be spending most of my time. I guess it beats the bar.
Things have been great so far:
bald eagle - check
seals - check
whales - check
bears - check
However, you people who said it would be warm here .... who mocked me for searching for ear muffs and bringing a winter coat because "it's summer here in Alaska, for goodness' sake" ... well, either my Georgia blood is thin, or you've never stood on the front of a cruise ship traveling across icy waters pretending to be that chick from the Titanic.
So, send blankets. And money for internet. Otherwise, I fear you might never hear from me again.