We left Amarillo on August 11 driving up to Seattle. This day is August 22nd which is our anniversary. It is so hard to believe that this beautiful woman has put up with me for fifty years. we stayed at a motel that would let us leave our car there for the 13 days of our Alaska trip. This is going to turn out to be one heck of a day. First, we had to be up at 4:30am to catch the shuttle to Sea-tac airport. This where we waited for the shuttle to Vancouver Canada. We boarded the bus at Sea-tac and headed toward Vancouver stopping on the way to pick up other riders. We spent maybe 5 hours on the bus, we all had to disembark and go through customs at the US and Can border. I guess it was around 1:30pm when we got to the pier. Thin the stop and go through the lines. First take luggage to be loaded on the ship, second follow line up to the second floor to princes ship line to pick up room key. Third go down to get into custom line for the USA. Stop at an open computer to take your own picture to give to the custom agent when you get to that area so the can check it against your passport picture. Finally stop at the gangway to the ship so they can take your picture and add to you room card. By this time we had not eaten any thing since the breakfast bar we had at the air port so we went to the room dropped off the carryon bags then up to dinning room to eat before the abandon ship drill at 5:00pm. Finally after our dinner meal and since this was our anniversary the waiter brought us a little cake and of course they sang happy anniversary to us with several different foreign accents.