Well, we are back from our Alaskan cruise. What a great vacation. A cruise ship offers rest and relaxation, the beauties and sublimities of nature, the benefits of civilization, learning interesting things, fine food and drink, entertainment (shows, live music, movies), time to read for sheer pleasure, quality and quantity time with whomever you are traveling with (in my case, my wonderful wife of 40 years). You can make a vacation of any one of those, but a leisurely cruise gives you all of them. We had a week of utter enjoyment. So why, after a week, was I so ready for it to end?
What strange beings we are!