The tram car went very nearly straight up out of the station, and there was no time to think. Before I knew it, I was halfway up the mountain. I gingerly looked out the window. My cruise ship looked like a toy.
Was I nervous? Heck, yeah. But then suddenly I realized we were at the top.
As I stepped out onto the landing platform and looked out, it seemed as if I could walk out onto a cloud there at the top of Mt. Roberts. It was absolutely stunning being this high.
In all my pre-vacation research and planning, I hadn't known there was also a community theater at the top of the mountain. Local musicians were having a concert that morning, and they were great!
One of the animals that I had wanted to see on my trip to Alaska was an eagle, and I hadn't seen one yet on my journey. After the concert, I wandered outside to explore everything there was to see. Inside a small building I found an eagle! It had been injured and was recuperating at the shelter. It was in captivity, not in the wild, but, still, I got to see my eagle. Also, I got a better picture of him than I ever would have if he'd been flying free.
Do I still get nervous if I'm up high? Sometimes, but I know that I'll be fine.
By sailing up Mt. Roberts in a cable car, I was rewarded with a lifetime of great memories, and the satisfaction of overcoming my fear of heights.