Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Planes, Trains and a Cruise Ship

Well, we are back from our holiday and have had a wonderful time. It was a trip that we had been wanting to do for a few years but for various reasons (children living on the other side of the world, work and other commitments and, of course the finances) we have only just got round to it. It was booked very quickly in February and we went with another couple (our friends with whom we have had several memorable holidays) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

We flew to Vancouver and the following day joined a cruise ship and sailed on the inside passage to Alaska, arriving back in Vancouver a week later. Two more nights in Vancouver then it was "all aboard" the Rocky Mountaineer train for a two day trip through the Rockies to Banff, via Kamloops. Magnificent scenery all the way and some sightings of wildlife, which I found particularly exciting. Our weather was mostly warm and sunny so we were very lucky. We ended up in Calgary for our last day and there we had snow, so we had a variety of weather! We arrived back home on Sunday and yesterday I was exhausted and slept a good part of the day.

I've been getting to grips with the laundry today and on Thursday I shall be packing a weekend bag as we are off to Stratford on Avon to stay with our daughter for a few days. I will post some holiday snaps from time to time but in the meantime I will be trying to catch up with your posts.

As I said before we have had a wonderful holiday, it was an unforgettable experience but it is good to be home.

7 comments:

Deb said...

so happy you had a nice trip...can't wait to see photos...

joo said...

Good to hear that you had nice trip! Welcome back:)

Pamela said...

It sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see the pictures, especially the ones of the train through the Rockies. I hope you saw bald eagles too.
Glad you are back safe & sound. X

jabblog said...

Welcome home - well, at least to the UK!

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like a marvelous trip and I'm so happy for you!! Look forward to seeing pictures. Sounds like another fun trip is coming up! That's terrific! Hope you have a great time then, too! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Jay said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Did you see whales on the cruise?

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh!!! It sounds like a wonderful trip! ... one I would love to take!!!
;^) I'm so glad you got to go...I have heard that the cruise to Alaska is breathtaking and memorable.
;^)