By Donald Jay Howton

Hueytown Couples Enjoy Eight-Day Alaskan Cruise

For many an Alaskan cruise is a once in a lifetime experience. A cruise to the 49th state is best enjoyed from May to September. Remember an Alaskan cruise is all about the view. The season is short.

Debbie and Randy Kiker of Hueytown and their friends Leah and Keith Wallace also of Hueytown have returned to the city following a memorable eight-day Alaskan cruise aboard Carnival’s Luminosa.

Flying from Birmingham to Seattle, the group boarded the Luminosa and began their breathtaking journey of exploring the beauty of Alaska.

Nature is so powerful in Alaska.

The cruise included visiting Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, viewing Tracy Arm Fjord and Victoria, Canada.

This was a grand opportunity to visit many of the local towns of the last frontier.

During their time in Juneau they experienced whale watching and witnessed some of the most magnificent mammals in the world.

The girls delighted in exploring the charming towns of Skagway and Kethcacan and shopping for souvenirs.

The beauty realized while at Tracy Arm Fjord was unforgettable as was getting close to the glaciers while in a small boat.

The final stop on their exciting trip was at Victoria, Canada. The highlight of the visit was a night tour on a leisurely bike and buggy ride. The sightseeing experience featured city landmarks and attractions beautifully lit up at night.


Opera Birmingham

Bring the family to the theater.

Opera Birmingham will present The Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The performance will be held at the Avondale Amphitheater located on the south side of Avondale Park.

Tickets are free for children and only $10 for adults.

An operatic version of the story of The Billy Goats Gruff based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini.

This will be a perfect introduction to the world of opera for the little ones in your life.

The production is made possible in part by a generous contribution from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham and Medical Properties Trust.

For more information, please call 205-322-6737.