Alaska Cruise, June 26 to July 3, 2016
The Mission: to get family members to spend some time together!
The Cast of Characters:
Standing: Aunt Michele, Cousin Stephanie, my Mom (Sandi), Tracy Yoffe, (and also standing!!) Tracy's kids Matthew and Alexis, my brother David, and Uncle Ronnie.
Seated: Uncle Arthur, Aunt Gloria, Merle, MW, and my sister Lori Hermann
(that pasty looking guy between Tracy and David is a painting.... Doh!)
The night before the cruise, David, my mother, and Merle stayed in an Airbnb condo in Seattle, and we had a chance to visit the next day with our neighbor from back in the day on Weddington Street, Pam Dore (blue shirt) who also picked up Lori from the airport.
See, just the average American family....
Here we are before boarding the ship, the Ruby Princess, of the Princess fleet.
Once we get on the ship, they have the equivalent of the safety speech on an airline called a "Muster drill," and thus the phrase, passing muster.
I, on the other hand, was on the lookout for mustard.
That night at dinner, our group told the waiters it was my recent bday...so I got an extra dessert!!
First day, 6/27, was a day at sea, but they had a formal night for din din.
Merle didn't know whether to look right,
Now we got it!!