Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Alaska Cruise - Plane Ride and Seattle

Over the 4th of July holiday we traveled with Insight for Living on an Alaska Cruise! It is a working cruise and a privilege to get invited year after year. This was our 5th time to go to Alaska but our 1st time to take Cody!  Jason's parent's joined us as well this year!  We go on the cruise to do youth ministry for families that travel to attend the conference!  It is a blast and we truly enjoy getting to see this part of the world.  It's absolutely beautfiul!  The adventure started at the airport! Cody loved getting to see the airplanes and we made sure to have time to ride the train just for fun!  His eyes were big and his smile was huge as he took it all in! He definately knew he was on an airplane and so excited!
Escalators are another thing that brings Cody a lot of joy!
 We arrived in Seattle excited but exhausted! Since we were all 3 in the same room this is how Cody went to bed each night...watching a video on the iPad, drinking milk and of course, the paci! This totally relaxed him and once he started to doze off we would put him in his pack and play.  It worked great and he slept well!
The next morning we woke up and Grandma and Grandpa were there!  They drove from Oregon and got there after we went to bed so it was fun to wake up and get to see them. Cody warmed up to them very quickly and started showing off right away! We set out to enjoy our day in Seattle! First off, Pike Place Public Market. There is a lot to see and take in there and it also a tradition to go and visit the original Starbucks and first REI!

Bryant, my boss, took this picture of Mt. Rainier from the airplane!  Mt. Rainier is always a scenic view while in Seattle!
We love the days we spend in Seattle before the cruise!  It's one of our favorite cities!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like everyone had a lot of fun! The 'cold' pictures sure do look refreshing!