“You can’t see anything.” Helaine’s first words this morning as she gazed at our fog enveloped ship. We’re back at the dock in Seattle. Don’t worry. The weatherman typing this says it will burn off.
Four suitcases are gone. We’re hoping they’re downstairs waiting for us to drag through Customs and Immigration. then a cab to our hotel (where our room will surely be hours from ready).
We spent yesterday evening at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. Spectacular… even when it began to rain. When the rain turned heavy some luster was lost. It was still worth it. I will post photos from Buchart tomorrow as we fly east.
Rain does have an upside. Take a look at the photo at the top of this entry.
Because our trip to Buchart Gardens took place during a very brief port call we decided to go with the cruise line’s excursion. It was more expensive, but guaranteed to be back before the ship left. In this case we felt guaranteed return was important enough to justify the cost.
The downside was our driver who felt he was God’s gift to commentary, but was actually a bore who enjoyed hearing himself talk. I’m not sure I can pass such a test, but you’re not locked in a bus with me.
We’re exploring Seattle this afternoon and seeing the Mariners at Safeco Field tonight before returning to Connecticut.
We may need a vacation to recuperate from our vacation!