For the first time since arriving on the ship, I have an urge to be in northern Wisconsin sitting on a bluff overlooking La Crosse. Alaska is amazing, but staying up all night just to take a field trip to watch the sunrise would be nice.
I say this because the sun rises at 2:00 AM here. Unlike the Caribbean, when we want to take some time to ourselves, smoke a nice Nicaraguan cigar, and enjoy the darkness on the front of the ship, we cannot because the sun is still up.
It is even worse in Whittier because the sun does not go down at night; it just stays behind the mountains. I do love me some Whittier for a variety of reasons but the sun issue bugs me to no end.
On a side note, my brother Calvin, an 8 week old Golden Retriever has now been brought home to my parent's home in Minneapolis.