Earlier this week, mom and I boarded a plane to Atlanta, so we could drive to Nashville to watch the Great American Eclipse in Clarksville, Tennessee. Having never seen an eclipse, the last one was February 26, 1979, and the fact that August 21 is my mother’s birthday, we thought this would be the best way to celebrate!
Three months ago I wrote a blog post about the top 25 tips for preparing for an Alaskan Cruise. I wrote this blog post based off of things I read on other blog posts, message board, and talking with friends. A few days after posting my tips, I boarded the Disney Wonder in Vancouver, Canada for a trip of a lifetime.
Ketchikan was the last port of call until the long sail back to Vancouver. We were also in port from 11:15 am until 7:45 pm, so it was a different vibe and feel for excursion day. I had decided to purchase tickets online through a third party to visit Misty Fjords National Monument, so it was the first time that we were actually on our own.
August 21, 2017, is the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse will travel coast to coast across the United States of America. This rare phenomenon is causing Monday, August 21 to be one of the highest days people are taking off from work and school to travel to see the Great American Solar Eclipse.
The fifth day of the cruise we were ready to see some whales!
Before we were even able to get off of the ship, we ran into Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the hallway! Even though there are tons of planned character events, my family opted out of participating in any of these activities due to lines and just the time allotted to see the characters.
However, I did want to see Mickey and Minnie in their Alaskan Gear and was so excited that I ran into them in the hallway on the way to our excursion. Granted, they do not stop to take photos so if you run into a character on the ship, be quick with your photos! I was able to snap a few in the hallway before they had to disappear to their next appearance.