Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Alaska!! Finally

Well, we bit the big one and decided to take a cruise to Alaska then from there renting a motorhome to tour Alaska.  This would give us the ability to see as much as we could on our own.  Who knows. It might make us decide to go back.  We will see. Anyway, this is a four week trip at least so there will be many installments with MANY pictures!!!

We left Aug. 15 to drive to Vancouver. On our way we were going to stay with Dan and Marie, cousins, in Meridian, ID.  Those two nights turned into three as we were very early. Poor Dan and Marie put up with us and showed us a GREAT time.  Thank you! 

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Marie is a volunteer at the Boise, ID Zoo and had a volunteer recognition function to attend.  We were thrilled to go with her.  Really cool little zoo with some great animals. I cannot remember all the names of the animals but here are a few…

08-17-16 Boise Zoo 0208-17-16 Boise Zoo 03Capybara – a delicacy I hear in some countries.  Ewwww.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 04Penguins08-17-16 Boise Zoo 07Hyena (not the laughing kind)08-17-16 Boise Zoo 0908-17-16 Boise Zoo 11Anteater08-17-16 Boise Zoo 15Great butterfly garden!08-17-16 Boise Zoo 1608-17-16 Boise Zoo 1808-17-16 Boise Zoo 2008-17-16 Boise Zoo 25Marie loves feeding the alpaca (or was it a llama??)08-17-16 Boise Zoo 26Cute thing.  Hmmmm08-17-16 Boise Zoo 29This is an anteater bear.  He was so cool. He does like an anteater and snuffs up the worms and such.  That was fun!08-17-16 Boise Zoo 32Not kangaroo or wallaby.  What is that other little one?  It will come to me.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 35Zebra. Duh.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 44Snow leopard.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 49

The next day we went to the Birds of Prey Sanctuary and a vineyard.  The Birds of Prey Sanctuary houses some of the rare birds.  They have some California condors.  HUGE birds if you did not know.

08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1308-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1408-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1508-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1608-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 17Young female peregrine falcon08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 23And a male peregrine falcon08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 3708-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 43Dan and Marie’s backyard.  She loves the critters!08-18-16 birds at Dan Marie 0108-18-16 birds at Dan Marie 03The vineyard.08-19-16 winery 2

From Idaho we traveled through Washington and some wonderful country. Oh, stopped in Idaho and bought some peaches and cherries.  They were so good!!  By the way, a lot of my pictures are taken through very dirty windows!

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OK, on to Vancouver.  Vancouver is a pretty big city.  We drove to the airport and left our truck at JetSet parking long term.  They shuttled us back to the airport where we caught a cab.  That cost us $35 from the airport to our hotel which was near the cruise docks.  They have the costs set at certain amounts, not buy the mile.  I think that is a great thing for tourists.  Then you know what it will cost you before you get in. 

Our hotel was a Days Inn in downtown Vancouver.  It was built originally in the very early 1900s.  The rooms were kind of tight but had been redone with nice bathrooms.  Here is a picture of the wiring for the air conditioner. 

08-21-16 Vancouver 09Our view out the window…08-21-16 Vancouver 10Behind the hotel/motel.08-21-16 Vancouver 11Just a downtown view.08-21-16 Vancouver 12

We walked to the dock, only about one and a half blocks!  Just practicing for our walk the next morning. 

08-21-16 Vancouver 1308-21-16 Vancouver 14Float planes in the harbor…08-21-16 Vancouver 1608-21-16 Vancouver 17Disney Cruise ship08-21-16 Vancouver 18OK, this was a first for me – a Bugatti!  I was afraid to get too close!08-21-16 Vancouver 20

Enough for now.  Next installment will be our cruise!  So much fun!!  I want to do another soon. 

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Alaska!! Finally

Well, we bit the big one and decided to take a cruise to Alaska then from there renting a motorhome to tour Alaska.  This would give us the ability to see as much as we could on our own.  Who knows. It might make us decide to go back.  We will see. Anyway, this is a four week trip at least so there will be many installments with MANY pictures!!!

We left Aug. 15 to drive to Vancouver. On our way we were going to stay with Dan and Marie, cousins, in Meridian, ID.  Those two nights turned into three as we were very early. Poor Dan and Marie put up with us and showed us a GREAT time.  Thank you! 

08-15-16 0208-15-16 Day 1 CO WY 0608-15-16 Day 1 CO WY 1208-15-16 Day 1 CO WY 1508-15-16 Day 1 CO WY 1608-16-16 cool rocks 208-17-16 04

Marie is a volunteer at the Boise, ID Zoo and had a volunteer recognition function to attend.  We were thrilled to go with her.  Really cool little zoo with some great animals. I cannot remember all the names of the animals but here are a few…

08-17-16 Boise Zoo 0208-17-16 Boise Zoo 03Capybara – a delicacy I hear in some countries.  Ewwww.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 04Penguins08-17-16 Boise Zoo 07Hyena (not the laughing kind)08-17-16 Boise Zoo 0908-17-16 Boise Zoo 11Anteater08-17-16 Boise Zoo 15Great butterfly garden!08-17-16 Boise Zoo 1608-17-16 Boise Zoo 1808-17-16 Boise Zoo 2008-17-16 Boise Zoo 25Marie loves feeding the alpaca (or was it a llama??)08-17-16 Boise Zoo 26Cute thing.  Hmmmm08-17-16 Boise Zoo 29This is an anteater bear.  He was so cool. He does like an anteater and snuffs up the worms and such.  That was fun!08-17-16 Boise Zoo 32Not kangaroo or wallaby.  What is that other little one?  It will come to me.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 35Zebra. Duh.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 44Snow leopard.08-17-16 Boise Zoo 49

The next day we went to the Birds of Prey Sanctuary and a vineyard.  The Birds of Prey Sanctuary houses some of the rare birds.  They have some California condors.  HUGE birds if you did not know.

08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1308-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1408-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1508-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 1608-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 17Young female peregrine falcon08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 23And a male peregrine falcon08-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 3708-18-16 Bird of Prey Preserve 43Dan and Marie’s backyard.  She loves the critters!08-18-16 birds at Dan Marie 0108-18-16 birds at Dan Marie 03The vineyard.08-19-16 winery 2

From Idaho we traveled through Washington and some wonderful country. Oh, stopped in Idaho and bought some peaches and cherries.  They were so good!!  By the way, a lot of my pictures are taken through very dirty windows!

08-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 0108-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 1008-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 1308-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 5408-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 5508-20-16 thru Washington  iphone ipad 5708-20-16 thru Washington 0808-20-16 thru Washington 0908-20-16 thru Washington 10

OK, on to Vancouver.  Vancouver is a pretty big city.  We drove to the airport and left our truck at JetSet parking long term.  They shuttled us back to the airport where we caught a cab.  That cost us $35 from the airport to our hotel which was near the cruise docks.  They have the costs set at certain amounts, not buy the mile.  I think that is a great thing for tourists.  Then you know what it will cost you before you get in. 

Our hotel was a Days Inn in downtown Vancouver.  It was built originally in the very early 1900s.  The rooms were kind of tight but had been redone with nice bathrooms.  Here is a picture of the wiring for the air conditioner. 

08-21-16 Vancouver 09Our view out the window…08-21-16 Vancouver 10Behind the hotel/motel.08-21-16 Vancouver 11Just a downtown view.08-21-16 Vancouver 12

We walked to the dock, only about one and a half blocks!  Just practicing for our walk the next morning. 

08-21-16 Vancouver 1308-21-16 Vancouver 14Float planes in the harbor…08-21-16 Vancouver 1608-21-16 Vancouver 17Disney Cruise ship08-21-16 Vancouver 18OK, this was a first for me – a Bugatti!  I was afraid to get too close!08-21-16 Vancouver 20

Enough for now.  Next installment will be our cruise!  So much fun!!  I want to do another soon. 

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