During the month of August, I always wish I could go somewhere cooler. The temperature starts heating up in July, and by August, I find it quite unbearable! So, I decided I would just check with a couple of websites to see what Alaska is like in August. I checked MCPL's Web Resources page and clicked on the Recreation and Sportslink.
We were out of town when the call came. Our Alaskan cruise would become a reality. There was one caveat. We would be booked on an "on your own" tour. Cruise-sponsored land excursions would cost extra. We placed a deposit and buyer's remorse hit immediately. Red flags waved in my mind. Would we wander aimlessly through Ketchikan? Could we find interesting, yet affordable, areas of interest in Skagway? What about the other two ports of call?