What happens to a woodlands creature when you trap it aboard a floating city? I was about to find out. When my mother turned 80, she announced that it was time to fulfill her dream of an Alaskan cruise and she wanted all four of her children and their spouses to travel with her. Me? Backpacker, hiker and tent camper on a fancy-schmancy cruise ship? Why not? It would be an adventure like none other. On June 15, I found myself with my husband, Kyle, aboard an Amtrak train headed for Vancouver, British Columbia, where our colossal cruise ship awaited …
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