Cane River Cruisers visit Alaska

FUMC-Cruise 1

A group from the First United Methodist Church in Natchitoches embarked on an Alaskan Cruise. One day at breakfast a Theology Professor joined our conversation and commented on what a friendly group we were. We told him where we were from and that we had come as a group of Methodists, but actually, some of us are Baptist and some are Catholic. He commented, “when you go to heaven, He probably won’t ask about your religious preference.” So, we are all in the same boat, so to speak?

There were people from all over the world. These were some of the friendliest and most courteous people. We enjoyed the peace and relaxation.

Our trip began in Vancouver, Canada. We boarded the Coral Princess and traveled to Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Whittier, and Anchorage, Alaska. This was a trip of a lifetime, full of new friends, adventures, great food and some of God’s most beautiful gifts in Nature.

F.U.M.C. Cane River Cruisers or Cruisin’ Cousins include on the front row from left to right: Wanda and Billy St. Andre; 2nd row: Reneva and Kenny Trahant, Barney and Jill Barnhill; 3rd row: Regina Pierce, Wayne Ragan, Gwen and Allison Scott; 4th row: Tina Ragan, Tamara deGraffenried, Cindy Johnson, Dennis and Pam Walker; Back row: Doug deGraffenried and Burley Johnson.