We got headed home mid-April. Keith had his appointment for the surgery to correct the 'swan's neck' syndrome in his 3 "leftist" fingers of his left hand. After many miles and absolute circle jerks with the VA (yes, Veteran's Health Administration) we totally gave up on them and went to Dr. Butters at Slocum Ortho in Eugene! His surgery was scheduled for May 28 - right outta the box!! I was like - YEA - go team!! So great!
So we did the preop before we headed north to Bremerton! We took the travel trailer up and parked it in S'te and Rod's driveway before boarding the Holland-America Westerdam for our 7 day Alaska Cruise!
|1st day on board in Seattle :)|
|Dressed for Dinner|
|Keith worked with him for several years. They were on board|
|with their daughter and son-in-law|
|Just one of the glaciers - we were lucky enough to see it 'calving' just a little. The blue is the 'fossilized' snow and is what makes it a glacier.|
|Map of where we were on Glacier Bay|
|Keith was so excited - we took a helicopter ride up onto a glacier near Mendenhall Glacier.|
|Us standing on the Glacier with ice boots|
|A picture from the helicopter (in the air) of the cracks and crevasses in the glacier.|
|Another photo of the ice field from the air - and of the weather that came in right behind us.|