North To Alaska 

We are back in Alaska for the summer season and it cannot be more beautiful! This is my fourth time in this area and it gets better each time. We visit three main ports: Juneau, Ketchikan, and Skagway during 7 day cruises on Holland America. My favorite? I don’t have one because they each have their own distinguishing points of interest that you can write home about. Juneau offers lots of shopping and great sea food which I partake of on a regular basis. My favorite is the Alaskan King Crab that you can find a just about every restaurant or eatery…with lots of butter of course. And what fun it is to “work” at getting that succulent crab meat…and yes, I wear the bib! Skagway is a historical mining town that boast a great train ride into the mountains leaving you gasping for breath for its view. Every time I go there, I can’t resist saying…”There’s gold in dem dar hills!!” (ad nauseam of course.) And Ketchikan is a great stop on this tour that offers plenty of local cultural events like the lumber jack hatchet throwing contest. And my favorite, log rolling,  like the kind you see in competitions on ESPN. All in all, Alaska offers a rocking summer tour that would delight even the most staunchest critic, across the board!