GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY
North To Alaska
By Johnny Horton.
ALASKA CRUISE AND LAND VACATION...(12 days)...Aug/Sept, 2000
This was the cruise ship
we were on. Sun Princess
Captain of the Sun Princess
Gary (brother) Me next to Gary.
Berdie (sister-in-law) to the left.
Shirley (cousin) on the right.
are at Minn/St.Paul Airport.
waiting on the plane to take us
to Vancouver, Canada to board ship.
Left Minn./St.Paul on August 21, 2000. Flew into Vancouver.
Went through customs. Boarded ship. Ship left Vancouver
First night Monday August 21st.
Met John our steward.
All our rooms were next
each other. Unpacked and went
to have a light lunch. Looked
around at different places on
Ate in the dining
room dressed like we were, after
that there was a dress code. Went
to a stage show and
to a lounge.
Went back to our rooms at 12:30 am.
Everyone congregated in mine and
Donna's room because we
the middle. Their rooms being on
each side of ours.
Kenny on the left, Shirley next
to him, and Gary setting across
the table. Had only been on the
ship about 30
mins. Ship still
docked in Vancouver. They went
up to have a lite lunch on the
top deck of the ship. Donna and
I were still unpacking. We went
up a few minutes later.
Me and John, our steward.
He was our steward through
out the cruise. He was really
This is mine and Donna's room
aboard ship. Looking through
dresser mirror, you can see
our refrigerator, small
and tv at the top. Open door
is our bathroom and shower
all trimmed in gold. Very
Had only been on board ship
for about 3 hours. this was
our first dinner. They let
you come as you were
After that there was a dress code.
Me in front, to my right Gary
(my brother) Berdie (sister-in-law)
Shirley (cousin) Kenny (cousin)
Tuesday August 22nd. First Full Day At Sea
Got up at 7:00 am, ate breakfast at 7:30.
I learned to use my video camera
brother Gary. Went to a big sale. Captain's
Party tonight, (long gowns and all). They
took a group picture
of us all dressed up
at 7:30. Ate dinner at 8:30. We had the
best waitress, her name was Esther Chavez,
Mexico, and her busboy George.
They were our waitress and busboy through
out the cruise.Went to a stage show, Ragtime
Rock & Roll...REAL GOOD. Went to the lounge
again. I got sick and had to go to the ship's
They gave me some medicine,
thought I was sea sick.
This is Esther, our waitress.
Berdie, my sister-in-law.
George our busboy. They were
our waitress and busboy
the whole cruise. We had a ball
with them every night at dinner.
My brother Gary was always
Esther. They were such
a joy too be around.
Top is Me, to the right is Donna (sister),
in front of me is Gary (brother), in front
of Gary is his wife, Berdie,
to the left of Berdie is Kenny (my cousin),
in front is Shirley his wife, (my cousin).
Wednesday August 23rd. Ketchikan
Boat docked at 2:00 am. Set clocks back one hour to Alaska
time. Had too be back
on board ship by 1:30 pm, ship sailed
at 2:00. We took a horse and buggy ride through the whole
down below is Salmon we seen going up stream.
I got to feeling worse, so had to go see the ship's doctor.
a bad case of inflamation in the bronical tubes.
Had to have breathing treaments, once in the
morning and once
in the evening, for the next
five days. Went to a comedy show. I was chosen to
participate in the comedy show, in
almost 1000 tourist. I didn't know what I was
getting myself into until it was too late.
It was my
most embarrassing time on the cruise.
Audience, including my family laughed so hard
they almost peed their pants.
Good thing I had
on a slack outfit. :)))
First Town of Alaska
Salmon capital of the
Swool of Salmon,
Picture taken by Pat