For whatever reason this morning, I decided to sign into my bank information. So glad that RCCL furnishes me with free wifi – it does help. Checked on a couple of purchases from yesterday – no hassles there – but whoa! There were twenty-seven (count-em – 27) charges floated from some firm or another in Texas. none of them were all that large – $11.45 & $21.95. But 27 in total. Not me, no way.
So I am left thinking about the fudge shop as perhaps a likely place (yes, this was in Skagway) as I can’t imagine such games from either the Quilt Shop or the Yarn Shop. Not only that, but those charges processed and were recorded to a local bank…
Checking in with my family, no one recognized the charges. So, here I am, off on a trip and have just needed to cancel my main credit card. I wound up having to do this about 18 months ago. It was a real pain. I had forgotten how many places one can “have a card on file.” Now that I think of it, I think it is one of the key reasons why I started using PayPal so much with Amazon as a backup. Fewer places that I had to provide credit card information.
I have already made the trip down to Guest Services to inform them that the credit card they had on file was no longer valid. Thank goodness I have a card off of George’s Bank for emergencies. Is cruising an emergency? And then there is a rather large refund coming in from another cruise line, which is probably going to bounce by the time it is processed. ….and it will be yet another phone call that I will have to make..
So, let us move on.
I have mentioned that this is not a tiny ship. So cruising up Tracy Arm and back down means turning around slowly and carefully. There were plenty of chunks of ice in the water.
[and the photos won’t upload at the present – likely a result of too many people on the internet and limited bandwidth.]
And, unless you were outside on the deck (in the rain and high winds) the glacier is barely visible. There is so much loss in the last ten years, it is hard to even imagine…
I consoled myself with chocolate cake for lunch…
[and I promise I will upload the pictures when I get back to land….