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Old 06-04-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Our WONDERful first trip "home" to Alaska- A Trip Report -Finished 1/8!!!


Hi! I'm Deanna. If you don't know me, I'm 27 and happily married to my best friend, Chris. Here we are on the happiest day of our lives.


Fast forward to last year, we spent our 4th anniversary at Disneyland and did something we've been thinking about since our honeymoon at WDW, we bought DVC!

So we booked a cruise to Alaska on the Wonder for our first trip "Home" from May 21-28. Chris has been wanting to do an Alaskan cruise for some time and it just worked out perfect for us.

That's where the title for this report comes from, we cruised on the Disney Wonder to Alaska and it was our first trip "home" as DVC members, for those who don't know, it was our first vacation with our Disney timeshare.

The plan was to spend a couple days before and after the cruise in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA just exploring and searching for good food, which is what we always do on vacation .
We are foodies, so there will be plenty of food porn to feast your eyes on.

Handy Dandy links to updates:
Saturday May 19: Leaving Las Vegas

Sunday May 20: Vancouver
Vancouver Aquarium part 1
Vancouver Aquarium part 2
Stanley Park and Vera's Burgers

Monday May 21: Getting to the Wonder
Lunch, exploring the Wonder, and Sail Away show with videos
Dinner and fun and games

Tuesday May 22: Art of Entertaining, Palo Brunch, more exploring
Tastings and Animator's Palate
Cove Cafe sunset and coffee

Wednesday May 23: Tracy Arm Day
Endicott Arm
Glacier!
Last of the glacier and dinner at Animator's
Dessert at Animator's and more

Thursday May 24: Welcome to Skagway
mmm... salmon chowder
Lunch and a museum
The brothel tour and dinner at Parrot Cay

Friday May 25: Juneau and the State Capitol
Capitol and Governor's Mansion
Mt Roberts Tramway
Top of Juneau and Pirates!
Taste of Alaska dinner

Saturday May 26: Character breakfast and Ketchikan
More Ketchikan and dinner

Sunday May 27: Captain's Gala and Till We Meet Again

Monday May 28: Discovering the Olive8 and Pike Place
Seattle Underground and lunch

Tuesday May 29: The Duck on land
The Duck on water
The last update!!!

Link to TR with Navigator's from this cruise

Birthday update Sunday June 10- Palazzo Suite and Cabana

Colorado mini TR Friday June 15- Monday June 18- Getting there, Aquarium, bang!, Sam's No. 3, Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewery part 1
Coors Brewery part 2
Coors Brewery part 3
Coors Brewery part 4
Coors Brewery part 5
Family, Tea, and Steuben's

Various Foods non-cruise related
From my kitchen, John Mull's Road Kill Grill (Las Vegas), El Segundo Sol (Las Vegas), Snooze (Denver, CO), Virgilio's (Littleton, CO), Dbar (Denver, CO)
Jack N Grill (Denver, CO), Duffeyroll's (Denver, CO), Denver Biscuit Company (Denver, CO), Disneyland Resort

Up next: Leaving Las Vegas

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