Alaskan Cruise August 2008
Fresno REALTORS, Ken and Carol Maul, experienced their very first cruise in 2008!!
We disembarked in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., and spent a few
days there with Carol’s sister, Harriet, and her family.
What a wonderful trip!!
Carol’s Brother’s Home in Bethel, Alaska (a town of 6500 on
the tundra). Bethel is about 400 miles west of
Anchorage, accessible only by plane.
Deck and view from Myron and Suzanne’s Home — on Kuskokwim River
Gardens grow big with almost 24 hours of daylight!
Loading lumber and supplies on plane to take to Wood-Tikchik
State Park in the mountains where Myron and Suzanne are building a cabin
Ken with dollhouse we put together for Myron’s Granddaughter, Mary,
for her third birthday. The dollhouse was an all-day project!!
Mary, her mother, Dolly, and Grandma Suzanne on Mary’s 3rd birthday.
Ken, Carol’s Brother Myron and his wife, Suzanne, and
their daughter, Sarah and Fiance’, Ben
Carol with nephew, Andy
On bus going from Anchorage to Whittier to board ship 8/2/08
First glimpse of the Sapphire Princess — our stateroom
was on the highest level with a balcony — pretty close to the front.
Carol on our balcony
Ken on balcony
On the sea — VERY early 8/3/08
Passing a glacier — very cold.
By the pool on our level of the ship
Enjoying the views
Atrium area of the ship
Carol on balcony on Glacier Bay 8/4/08
Water running off glacier down to sea
Ken on very top level of ship in Skagway 8/5/08
Carol up on a lookout over Skagway
Ken and Carol celebrating 34th anniversary on ship
Arriving in Juneau – 8/6/08
We took a tram up to Mt. Roberts and then took a pretty steep
one-half mile hike!! Going to the gym often paid off!
On the trail above Juneau
This is the tram we took up to Mt. Roberts
Arriving in Ketchican on a cold, foggy morning 8/7/08
A fleet of float planes ready to take tourists sightseeing
A creek running through Ketchican
A DeHaviland Plane ready to take off
Ken on the balcony on a rainy, chilly afternoon 08/08/08
Those are Orcas in the water!! The narrator for the ship said that we
had the best show of the summer — 4 or maybe 5 Orcas!!
The captain, narrator and others on the bridge and people
on the upper deck (where Ken spent LOTS of time) enjoying
the orcas and porpoises along the way
Our final dinner on the ship — one couple missing
Arriving in Vancouver, B.C. – 8/9/08
Ken and Carol with gifts from Carol’s sister in Vancouver
Carol with sister, Harriet in Stanley Park, Vancouver
Stanley Park, Vancouver
Carol and Ken at park on road up to Whistler Mountain,
site of the snow events for the 2010 Olympics – 8/10/08
Beautiful waterfall and forest
Carol’s niece, Janet, and family camping
Driving back to Vancouver
Carol’s niece’s home – 8/11/08
Mt. St. Helen’s from airplane leaving Portland, OR. We lived in
Portland when the mountain blew in 1980!!
And, our Molli — the reason we always want to come home!