Ah, the old days – my sister drove us over ot the ship, and since it was several hours before she sailed,
they let us take my sister Meredith onboard and tour her around the ship.

Cruise report

DateWhat we did
8 May, FriFly out of Atlanta to LA and stay with Meredith and Mark and Keith.
10 May, Sun Embark on ship and sail out around 8 p.m.
11 May, MonSailing up the CA coast.
12 May, TuesA day in San Francisco: saw Master George (Xu), my once-upon-a-time tai chi teacher.
13 May, WedSailing up the California and Oregon coast.
14 May, ThuSailing up the Oregon and Washington coast.
15 May, FriWe were scheduled to sail into Seattle for a day. However, they changed the itinerary and instead of sailing all the way down Puget Sound to Seattle as scheduled, we pulled into Victoria, B.C. for the day of the 15th. We saw downtown Victoria (very pretty) and Butchart Gardens (very beautiful) and rode around the bottom of Vancouver island back to the ship.
16 May, SatWe sailed into Vancouver around 6 a.m. the next morning, and disembarked. We had to be out of our stateroom by 8:00 a.m. so they could make it up for the next set of passengers (the ship was continuing on to Alaska). We were bused to Vancouver Airport and flew from Vancouver to SeaTac, arriving at 12:19 p.m. We rented a car, met Brad and Bart for lunch at Bellevue Mall and then drove to Richland (4 hours to eastern WA). Met Candy for dinner.
17 May, SunDay in Richland: got to see a bunch of friends for breakfast (8:30 to 10:50 and then a bunch more from 11 to 3 at Red Robin). Drove back over to Gig Harbor Sunday evening and stayed at mom’s.
18 May, MonWe drove to SeaTac turned in car, flew to Vancouver (flight at 10:50 a.m.). Then we caught our flight out of Vancouver (2:30 p.m.) to Denver, and then to Atlanta (arriving 11:19 p.m.)

The Crystal Harmony, from a Crystal Cruises postcard.