We are home from an amazing 10 day vacation and starting to adjust to real life again (I have to make my own bed?! I don’t get creme brulee for dinner every night? Take me baaaaaack). I don’t have any house progress to share so instead I’m going to bore you with lots of vacation pictures and stories. Sounds like fun, right?
We don’t go on vacation very often (or ever, really) but this year worked out to where we could take some time away and it was incredible. We went on a 7 night cruise to Alaska and then spent a couple of nights in Seattle before heading back home. Before we set sail, we had a pretty awesome view of the city.
We didn’t book any excursions so we spent most of the day exploring and spending way too much money.
We encountered lots of wildlife in Ketchikan. There were bears…
…and a moose!
It was pouring down rain for most of the day, which we expected. I did end up buying a pair of cheap rain boots though because my shoes weren’t as water resistant as I thought. They were probably the best purchase we made all trip and I ended up wearing them in a couple of the ports.
Ketchikan was such a cool place to walk around. This staircase led to a house. Can you imagine hiking these?
There were a ton of fish in this stream. I was tempted to try my luck at a little hand fishing but I’m pretty sure I would have ended up face planting in the mud.
There were a ton of totems.
Not to mention the scandals!
I thought these houses were incredible.
This bookstore was really neat and it wasn’t the only bookstore we went to on our trip!
This bench was in somebody’s front yard. I felt kind of sketchy taking this photo but clearly not sketchy enough to keep me from taking it.
That’s pretty much it for Ketchikan! Other than wander around the only other thing we did was shop and eat. We did spot this boat though! It felt a little like there was a piece of home with us. For anyone who doesn’t know (which is probably most of you), the Paladin is our alma mater’s mascot.
Next stop is Juneau!