2019 - Our Travel Year in Review

 The year 2019 was an awesome travel year for our family. In January we visited Red River, NM for a ski vacation. In April we visited Gulf Shores, Alabama to visit Gulf Island National Seashore. Late May and early June we were lucky enough to take an Alaskan cruise followed by three additional days visiting Olympic National Park & Whidbey Island. Then there was Disneyworld in October.  We were blessed to have such memorable trips.  Then 2020 came and the world and our travel habits changed drastically. 

Deception Pass State Park - Washington

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The last day of our trip to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest was spent at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island northwest of Seattle.  We only had one day to explore this treasure of a state park, wish we had more time to see it all.  Read on to learn more about our day.

2019 Olympic National Park - Northern Portion

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Sol Duc Falls
We visited the northern section of Olympic National Park in June of 2019.  We added days onto our Alaskan cruise so we could explore this beautiful national park.  Read on to learn more about our time spent in Olympic National Park. 

An Evening in Victoria, British Columbia

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The last port of call on our Alaskan cruise was Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This medium sized port city has a population of 80,000 making it ideal for travel offerings. We arrived at 5:00 P.M. and were scheduled to depart at 11:00 P.M. We had beautiful weather and a strong U.S. dollar so we were ready to shop! 

Ketchikan, Alaska

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Holland America Oosterdam docked in Ketchikan, Alaska

 We arrived in Ketchikan, Alaska around 7 AM on a rainy day. We had just 6 hours at this port. We departed the cruise ship in town and headed out for a walking tour. 

Sitka, Alaska

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My favorite port of all was Sitka, Alaska! This quaint port town is filled with history and charm. We were lucky to be in Sitka from 8 AM to 4 PM on a beautiful day.