We had the opportunity to go on an Alaska cruise again and we could get a cabin with a balcony, also we could add an extra person for I am thinking 300 dollars. So we asked our daughter if she would like to go. Charlotte and I went early for the cruise is out of Seattle Washington which is located across Puget Sound from Bremerton and Poulsbo the area where we would like to live. We landed at SeaTac Airport caught a shuttle down town where we had arranged to rent a car. The rental agency said they would pick us up at a certain motel down town and take us back to pick up the car, but when we got to the place and called them they said that they could not pick us up and for us to get a cab and they would pay for it. So we called a cab and they picked us verily fast and the ride was a whole two blocks if we had known that we most likely could have walked, any way it cost the rental place about 7 dollars. They were out of the size car that we had agreed on so they gave us a brand new Toyota Prius it had 25 miles on it. We loaded our luggage in it and I had brought our GPS so I hooked it up then typed in our motel address and headed out. We got on the ferry to take us over to Bremerton Washington, it was a beautiful day and we could see Mt Baker. We drove around Bremerton to bring back some memories and then headed to Silverton where are Motel was. Our nephew moved here after he retired from the Navy so we gave him a call and asked if he and his family would like to meet us for dinner. He has a sweet little wife that he met while in Japan and they now have two beautiful daughters, they love Mexican food and so Jeff told us how to get to their favorite Mexican food place, It was so good to see them for we haven’t seen them in years there oldest girl was a baby when they came to Amarillo one year for Christmas.
The next day we wanted to go to Port Angeles so we put it into the GPS, It wanted us to go north to a bridge that crosses over to that part of the sound but the bridge was closed for repairs. Thank goodness there were signs posted to let us know before we drove all that way, instead we had to drive south and then around to get to the road where we wanted to go it added a couple hours to the trip but it was well worth it. When we arrived at Port Angeles we found a motel for the night. We got a bite to eat and then drove up the mountain to a lake called Lake Dawn; it was a beautiful drive and a beautiful lake and then headed back to the motel. We talked about how we had not gone to Victoria the last time when we were at Vancouver so I said let’s just take the ferry over in the morning. We got up the next morning had breakfast checked out of the motel and drove down to where we could catch the ferry, we decided instead of paying to take the car over we would park the car and walk on board it took about an hour and a half to get there. We walked around town sightseeing then caught a bus to Butchart Gardens which is beautiful. We spent most of the day there for it is a big garden we even had lunch in a beautiful restaurant right there in the gardens. After leaving the garden we took the bus back down town, my feet and knees were killing me so I found a park bench set down and watched Charlotte as she walked around going in and out of shops also she went into the capital of the Province there in Victoria, when she was through with all that we had dinner and then headed back to the ferry to go back to Port Angeles and decided to spend the night there again.
- Trip of summer 1999 Part 2 (harbin77.wordpress.com)
- First Cruise on a Cruise Ship (harbin77.wordpress.com)
- Second Cruise (harbin77.wordpress.com)