Friday, June 29, 2007

Days 6 & 7

After departing from Ketchikan, our boat cruised down the coast of Alaska and Canada to Vancouver. We were on the open water for most of Friday and it was the first time Joel & felt really sick on the boat. We were able to see some orcas (killer whales) at one point, but we never saw any humpback whales. That was my only disappointment about the trip! We couldn't get any good pictures of the whales, but Joel did get this nice picture of a rainbow. It was a great end to our wonderful trip!

We left the boat on Saturday morning--about an hour later than we were supposed to. Mom & Dad's flight was late enough that they were able to take a bus tour of Vancouver. Both Aimee & Gary's & our flight were early enough we had to just go straight to the airport. By the time we arrived at the airport, Joel & I thought we would miss our flight for sure. We were so late! We had to drag our luggage from one end of the airport to the other to check in, then drag it back to the other end to get the line for Canadian customs, then drag it again to go through US customs. We ran to our gate only to find out it was delayed for 4 hours! We ended up leaving Canada about the time we were supposed to get home. But, we got home safely and were warmly welcomed by our puppy, Haiku. She had stayed at Grandma J's house (Joel's mom) for the week. She was SO excited to see us she didn't know what to do with herself!

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