New definition of OMG!
17.09.2014 - 03.10.2014 17 °C
Our last day in Vancouver. So sad!
So, as usual, an early morning start to the day. However, we were both happy this was to be the last early rushed start to the day for some time.
Whilst were getting the bus organized and once all others had boarded the bus except Ron, Sueann, Mark and myself, I walked up to both Linda and Kate on separate occasions and said I wanted to have a “stern word” with them. Both had suitably horrified expressions on their faces until I cracked up and gave them a kiss and hug, then Ron place envelopes into their hands with a card and some additional tips for them. All from Sueann and Mark with us also contributing. Honestly, you should’ve seen the look on their faces. It was priceless. Not that I got much pleasure out of that! But seriously, they were really what made the tour a wonderful experience.
Off we went into Vancouver and ended up at the Ship Terminal. What a place and so well organized about getting people on board. But I will say, the U.S. people are not really falling over themselves about welcoming people into their territories. Even though we will be on a ship and starting from a Canadian Port, we will be going to Alaska for the journey which is American territory. So we had to go through their Immigration department. Hence the warm fuzzy welcome by gum chewing people who seem to be over endowed with vocabulary such as “grunt” and “huh?” Mind you, there were over 2,000 people to get through and there were only 8 immigration officers. Seem oddly overwhelmed I might’ve thought! I can't really say I would be full of bon hommie myself!
After that, we eventually boarded ship and were guided to our Stateroom. Cabin was so five minutes ago and apparently they are all called Staterooms. OMFG! Such splendiferous, luxurious rooms. They are just beautiful. Pictures to follow once I’ve picked my jaw off the ground. Also pictures will follow once I can get a stable faster internet connection.
We didn't do much today except sigh and think "Thank goodness no more living out of a feckin suitcase for a whole week!" Mustn't complain though. I really feel so privileged to be able to experience all of this.
Will send some more when able
B and Ron