SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6

Greetings and welcome to Sundays with Celia Vol 6.

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Did you miss me last Sunday?? I’ve been traveling and find it very difficult to blog while I’m on vacation. I was also on a cruise ship somewhere in the wilds of Alaska with very poor and sometimes non-existent internet, making blogging nearly impossible. So, much to my regret, I missed posting last Sunday and I missed you!

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So in my upcoming posts I’ll be sharing our adventure with you. Please join us as we…

  • arrive in Seattle, Washington…

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CHECKING INTO SEATTLE'S INN AT THE MARKET | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

CHECKING INTO SEATTLE'S INN AT THE MARKET | View of Pike Place Market | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

CHECKING INTO SEATTLE'S INN AT THE MARKET | View of Pike Place Market | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

  • The following day we will board the lovely Celebrity Solstice…

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  • and I’ll give you a tour of our Aft Facing Sky Suite…

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SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Our Alaska Cruise | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

  • As we cruise the Inland Passage and Tracy Arm Fjord we’ll get up-close-and-personal with glaciers that are so blue you’d think someone had doused them with dye.

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  • And we’ll spend peaceful days at sea contemplating nature’s great beauty and the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • We’ll board a 10 passenger float plane and fly over 5 glaciers to the remote Taku Lodge where we’ll eat delicious King Salmon.

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SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Our Alaska Cruise | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Our Alaska Cruise | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Our Alaska Cruise | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

  • And it is from here that we’ll, together, get friendly with wild bears…

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  • and bald eagles.

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  • I’ll take you with us to our final port of call, beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, where I checked off a bucket list item to visit the amazing Butchart Gardens

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  • and partake in a Traditional British High Tea.

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  • All too soon our 7 day cruise to Alaska will come to an end, but our adventure won’t end when the ship arrives back in Seattle. From there we’ll take a ferry to Orcas Island, the most picturesque and most visited of the San Juan Islands.

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  • It is here that we rented the most charming of cottages at a place called Rutabaga Farm. You’ll join us as we…

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  • eat freshly harvested Oysters at Hogstone

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  • visit the colorful Orcas Island Farmer’s Market…

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6 | Orcas Island | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So, as you can see, I have lots and lots of wonderful things to share with you in the upcoming blog posts. So I hope you’ll be a frequent visitor to After Orange County. Thank you so much for spending part of your Sunday with me!

So there you have it: SUNDAYS WITH CELIA VOL 6

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Comments

  • The Enchanted Home

    This post is amazing and filled with many of my favorite things….the cruise looks incredible! You got that close to a bear…yikes! That farm to table restaurant experience looks incredible, want to see/hear more!

    Would love to know how you liked Inn at the Market…supposed to go in Sept! Hope you have a great Sunday:)

  • Thank you Tina. Well, I’ll go into great detail about everything we did on this epic trip in my next few posts but in a nutshell we really liked the Inn at the Market. I don’t think you could find a better location, as it’s walking distance to everything. Yes, we did get very close to wild bears at Taku Lodge. And, the farm to table dinner was really fun. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Best Sunday greeting to you too!

  • I’m looking forward to hearing more! I will admit that Alaska was never at the top of my list but you may have convinced me to change my mind. Plus these days vacations that include a bit of nature and a more relaxed pace are very intriguing. I’m so glad you had a wonderful trip.

  • You know Vanessa, Alaska was at the bottom of my list. I like more exotic, far flung vacations. We only went because my husband always wanted to and it would mean he’d visit the last of all 50 states by going. We both felt cruising was the way to go, and you get the best experience by doing lots of shore excursions, as the towns are VERY disappointing. I’m glad we went but I won’t rush back. However, I will be sharing some amazing adventures so do stay tuned!

  • Can’t wait. This sounds like the perfect vacation.
    xo,
    Karen

  • It’s definitely on our bucket list and I can’t wait to hear more about your experience!

  • It was pretty darn great!

  • Stay tuned for lots more Alaska coverage. It was beautiful!