We had an early wake up as wanted to watch the ship dock into Vancouver, and as usual the ship was on time and followed the Princess ship into dock at 7 am. We went and had a quick breakfast at the Lido Market and then returned to the cabin and waited for our disembarkation call. We had to have our cases out in the corridor no later than midnight for them to collect, and we were allocated a colour and time leave. We were called at 9.15 and collected our cases on shore and then we were off we didn’t need to go, through immigration and customs. The decision was to head straight to the airport as we didn’t have enough time to look around Stanley Park and to lug our cases etc would be a problem. We caught a taxi and did the self-check in and Ron put his bag on first and off it went and mine was too heavy so I had to open it and remove some things to put in my hand luggage. How embarrassing! My case had the souvenirs in it as Ron’s case
was not as sturdy as mine and we didn’t want them to get damaged. Once we sorted it out and my case was on its way to the plane I felt much better. We had a walk around the airport a few times to pass the time and then decided to catch up on my Travel Blog. A short flight had us in Edmonton around 5 pm and we were met at the luggage carousel by Karly and Scott. It was so good to see them again. As usual we did the normal drive through Starbucks to get our coffee fix and then onto home. When we arrived home we were introduced to Louie and reintroduced to Clarkson the 2 beautiful cats. We sat and chatted for a while and then Karly cooked a lovely Chicken curry for us. It was lovely to have a home cooked meal. Boy, even after 1 week I still cannot get use to the late twilight. We retired for the night well after midnight. It is quite an unusual feeling being on firm ground.