Hi All, We've been back over a month, the kids are back at school and it's about time I wrote up my notes and thoughts about the 'trip of a lifetime' where we went to Vancouver and sailed all the way to Alaska with The Mouse. I have written a previous trip report .. but that was for WDW https://www.disboards.com/threads/boys-can-go-to-space-too-a-may-june-2016-trip-report.3530416 So this is our first ever cruise, and there are four players in our drama . There is me, Lucy, aka OurLuce (its a long story and very old), aka Mummy. I hit 50 this year, so felt that I really need a good holiday. my Other Half (OH) aka 'grumpy bum', to whom this trip report is dedicated, who is slightly older than me. And our two children Amelia (12) and Zach (10 at the time of the trip). OK I'm going to add some photos, so watch this space, but I need to resize them first and that app was on my old phone so i need to download it first, so there will be a photo of me and the kids here. OH doesn't like his photo on social media so no photos of him here. We live in a small village, in the northamptonshire countryside (thats in the UK). I am currently spending my time ferrying children around the countryside and doing crochet, and not doing the housework I should be doing as I have no proper job at the moment. OH is something legal working in london (it is relevent very shortly). A is at secondary school, just finished year 7 and she is working on being a very grumpy teenager, she spends a lot of time (and our money) on playing 2 instruments (violin and oboe) and enjoys scouting. Z is in primary and just finished year 5. He also is very musical, and we force him to go to scouts as it is good for him not to have his head stuck in either a computer or reading a book. So before I lose the thread, I'm going to save this and start on the planning, So have you planned anything for this trip?