#47 - Cruising south to Patagonia
We finished our wonderful 6 weeks of summer in Santiago, picked up Megan from Girl’s camp in the morning (spanish immersion – go Megan!), and in the early afternoon we were on board the Zaandam, a Holland America Cruise Liner for our trip south. It was fun to be back on a cruise ship and forget about shopping and cleaning and cooking and doing dishes, all while a ship takes care of the logistics of traveling for us, we don’t have to unpack and repack, and we still get to enjoy visiting new parts of the world together.
Highlights of the 1st week of the cruise:
1. Patagonia fjords and islands and waterways
2. Hiking in the Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia
3. Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley
4. Punta Arenas Naval Museum
5. Meeting a group from “Cruise Lady” on the Ship
6. Science talks and presentations onboard the ship
7. Incredible family dinners every evening
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2/25/2019 07:26:14 pm
I have enjoyed reading this entire blog. Thank you for posting and sharing your family adventures. I lived in Colleyville with Tera and Amy and we went to EFY at BYU together one year-- when EFY was ONLY at BYU. I have fond memories of those girls. Traveling is a huge part of our life, although we haven't done it nearly to the extent that you have. We also have six kids, but only one left at home and he's graduating from high school this year and will serve a mission before attending BYU. As I was reading this particular post, I was excited to read that you were on the Zaandam. We spent two weeks on that ship in June 2018 in Alaska. We love the Holland America line. We've also been on the Norwegian Gem in the Caribbean and Holland America's Eurodam in the Mediterranean. Thanks again for your willingness to share your adventures. You really should consider making this into a book. Hi Tera!!
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Our first Gap Year was a fabulous "2017-2018 School Year" of travel: from the Netherlands to Jordan to Texas to Hawaii to Mexico to Central America to London and back to the Netherlands. Our "2018 Summer Vacation" took us all around Western Europe, back to the USA on a transatlantic cruise, a road trip through New York and into Canada, and ending up in Utah. We have now kicked off the "2018-2019 School year" with a trip to Asia. Follow along with us on our visits to new places, as well as revisiting some of our favorite places from our time living there. It's going to be great!!