Our new best friends at Carnival Cruises picked us up in Seattle and took us to Alaska and the Yukon on the Carnival Spirit. Although Carnival picked us up in Seattle, they dropped us off in Vancouver. In the spirit of the alexandluke.com project we felt it an appropriate place to resume our journey on the road. And when we pulled into Vancouver yesterday, we were met by another special guest who will be occupying the third seat in Burt Reynolds for the next three days! Susan Sabine (aka Alex’s mom) will be riding in the now slightly famous third seat, and you can expect to see her in pictures and videos in the coming week!
Burt Reynolds was jealous that we got to spend an entire week on the Carnival Spirit, and after reading all of the comments on the website directing us to Vancouver Island, we felt it would smooth things over with Burt if we took a ferry ride to the island (we were right, he loved it and now there are no hard feelings about us abandoning him in a Seattle parking lot for a week). Alex, Luke, Susan, and Burt will be on Vancouver Island visiting Nanaimo, Tofino (a place many of you have been suggesting since the very beginning), and Victoria. Then on Friday Susan will be flying home to Toronto, and Alex, Luke, and Burt will be returning to mainland British Columbia where we will hopefully be quickly voted back to the United States.
Don’t get us wrong, we love Canada and we are thrilled to be back in the land of Tim Hortons and Swiss Chalet, but as of today we have 33 days left on our visa to visit: Wyoming, Nebraska, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Iowa, and the ever problematic Hawaii.
So that’s our update. We are staying in some absolutely beautiful places on Vancouver Island that we can’t wait to share with you. Stay tuned to alexandluke.com this week for: a directional vote, some more Alaskan videos, and maybe even some big news!