Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ABC Wednesday again from Alaska--L is for...

L is for Luxury

Being travelers more accustomed to finding an eight foot trailer with the kitchen on the outside or a room at a Super 8 to be the peak of luxury, we found our accomodations on our Alaska cruisetour to be quite luxurious.

It started when the boarding agent at Gate 23 in Seattle saw the four of us talking and waiting together for boarding and asked us if we would mind being moved to First Class.

Well, what would you say?

"Nah, we'll stay back in the back where we can be squished into the seats between our neighbors for three hours and have to pay for lunch."


My Free Lunch                   .

Our tour group had our own dome car on the train ride from Fairbanks to Denali, our own bartender, and our own tour guide. 
For the tour portion of our trip we stayed primarily at Princess Lodges. Other than the fact that it made us more or less prisoners of Princess, that was generally delightful.

Lobby of Denali Princess Lodge

Deck view at Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge. On a clear day, you can see Denali.

And everywhere, the flowers in flowerbeds and hanging baskets were LUXURIOUS!
What did others find for the Letter L. You can find out here.


Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! That is my kind of cruise!! What a fun post and your photos are marvelous! Thanks for sharing the LUXURY this L Day!



inlandempiregirl said...

The orange flower photo is gorgeous. Thank you for continuing to share this fantastic collection of photos.

Janie said...

Gee, I think I could handle first class all the way. Very nice!

Martha Z said...

Luxury, we can all use a little now and then. We once flew first class, we couldn't get a free flight but had enough miles to upgrade, nice but I would pay for it.

Dragonstar said...

Oh, what delightful luxury! I could SOOOO put up with that! The flowers are a brilliant colour.

Right, pie funnel... Meat (or whatever) was put in the dish, with the pie funnel in the centre. This would be for a single crust pie. The piecrust would be laid over the top, with the funnel poking through. Steam from the hot juices bubbled up the funnel and out of the top. This kept the crust from lifting from the filling. I've even seen a pie funnel in the shape of a blackbird :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

It sounds divine. We all need a little luxury now and then. Love it.

PERBS said...

Love that dome car -- great catch!

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely luxury!

Roger Owen Green said...

Mount McKinley it was when I was growing up. It has more mass than Everest! Everest starts higher, in the plateaus of Tibet.

Nydia said...

You know how to have fun! :o) What a great place to visit! Cool ABC post.

Kisses from Nydia.