Photo taken near Monument Valley, Utah

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Getting Ready to Sail

At the Hilton Homewood Suites, Seattle, Washington...

Because of the unbelievable traffic congestion in Seattle, we elected to relocate from Lake Pleasant RV Resort to a hotel downtown to be ready for the cruise ship embarkation on Saturday. We didn't want any hiccups when tickets are as pricey as these.

Sandy finally settled on a collection of clothes that she believed would be appropriate for the possible range of weather and activities that might be encountered on an Alaska voyage. After finally closing the suitcases, she declared that she would prefer to sail on a ship where Phannie could be lifted aboard and she wouldn't have to go through making all these decisions. I must admit, it might be easier.

We took a limo downtown and decided to stroll around after we checked into the hotel. We did the obligatory stroll in Pike's 
Market, of course. We watched them toss the salmon at the fish market and treated ourselves to some hot donuts. The market was very crowded, however, and we didn't spend much more time there. I think we're becoming less and less tolerant of mingling with the sweaty masses. Not that people were sweating, however. It was a very comfortable 75 degrees in Seattle today.

We ducked into Ivar's Seafood Restaurant on Pier 54 for dinner, and it was, of course, wonderful. We shared a seafood cocktail, clam chowder, caesar salad and fresh clams in a wine and garlic broth.

The next post will be from the ship; stay tuned!

Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; please forgive me if I do not appreciate it enough each day.

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