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    Sedro-Woolley, Washington
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    Reading, needlework, cruising
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    Holland America
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  1. We've been on the Eurodam and I don't think you have anything to worry about. For one you shouldn't have any tendering. Sitka and Icy Strait Point have docks now. Deck 6 is above the lifeboats and the sightlines should be just fine. Karen
  2. Another lurker here. I've thought of posting a few times but didn't. I love this thread and check it out daily - often several times! It was a windy day today in the Pacific Northwest but little rain. That's supposed to change tonight. Dinner was salmon, baked potato and green beans. DH and I love to cruise, are close to Seattle (90 minute drive) so have only cruised from there. Happy New Year! Karen
  3. Good morning, I do a Nanaimo Bar that has more of an "icing" filling. I'm with those that think it's too sweet. It's 1/2 cup butter (I use margarine), 4 tbsp. instant vanilla pudding mix, 4 tbsp milk, and 4 cups of icing (powdered) sugar. Cream the first ingredients together then add the icing sugar. This is for a 9x13 pan. Also, for the topping I use semi-sweet chocolate chips and it works great. I live in the US (Married an American) but am B.C. born. I take Nanaimo Bar to family gatherings and it's eaten, a lot, and many requests to take some home. My
  4. Good morning , Yes - 2021. We also have a Princess Hawaii and coastal in April but not as confident about them sailing (as much as I want to!). When it gets closer I'll have you add them if they work out. Saves you adding and deleting. Karen
  5. Hi Jacqui, We're booked on the following: July 4th - Oosterdam - Alaska Explorer Aug. 28 - Emerald Princess Alaska - 7 day Inside Passage Sept. 4 - Eurodam Alaska Explorer The last two are our version of a back-to-back! Thank you! Karen
  6. Hi Tampa Girl, If you look on the right hand side of Capt. Mercer's blog page you'll see "Archives" about 1/4 of the way down the page. If you go to January 2020 that will bring up his entries for January. At the bottom of that page, after his blog there are the numbers 1-9. Click on the #9 and it will take you to the first entry and then you can work from there. It's a bit cumbersome but very doable. Karen
  7. We sailed on the Amsterdam 5 times - all of them the 14 day Alaska Itinerary. The first was in 2010 and that one did the Inside Passage. Then it was 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019. The first and last we were fortunate to be upgraded to a balcony. The others were in our favorite HA cabin - 3431. The Amsterdam is our favorite ship - just the right size and great staff. We loved the stops in the smaller ports and definitely in Anchorage. One year, in Anchorage, we got off with DH's scooter and all was good. We came back when they told us to and found the promenade deck so low that we had to duck und
  8. Good morning, We have only sailed out of Seattle for Alaska (and many times) so here's my take on the situation. If you leave out of Vancouver you get Skagway. If you like trains and want to ride the White Pass Yukon Railroad then this is the one for you. All the departures - Seattle or Vancouver - either do Hubbard Glacier or Glacier Bay. Both are worth seeing and, having seen both several times, there are pluses and minuses to both of them. Either way it's a great day of glacier viewing no matter what the weather. If you go out of Seattle you get to go to Sitka. This is
  9. Thanks for the Daily Rich! Happy 4th of July! Karen
  10. Good morning, It's also National Postal Worker Day in the US. Happy Canada Day! Loved the quote. Thanks for doing this Rich. It's the bright spot in my morning. Karen
  11. Happy Canada Day! To celebrate I finally get a haircut!!!!! It's been too long. I'll don my Canada shirt and socks (courtesy of Northern Reflections) and enjoy my Canadian self. After being in the US for 43 years (married an American) I still am proudly Canadian! Karen
  12. I'm with you Sue from Canada! I look at the webcam and dream! Then I go over and look at Ketchikan, Homer and Skagway. Oh well - have cruises booked for 2021 and they include Alaska so we'll see what happens. Karen
  13. Good morning! Thanks for the Daily Rich! You're one of the "must reads" every morning and I appreciate all your hard work. Happy Anniversary Jacqui and Jose! Great news on your foot as well. We're having nice weather in the Pacific Northwest and today is making brownies to take to the doctor's office for DH's lung check. We should be in cruising mode - but that's another story. Karen
  14. Here's the link for the Snow cloud webcam. http://webcams.thesnowcloud.com Enjoy! Karen
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