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Since our ferry was set to arrive so late at night, we figured we should take car of accomodation ahead of time. We found the Skagway Mountainview RV Park and called them to reserve a space and to make sure they would still have someone who we could check in with and find a spot. This was confirmed, but upon arrival, no one was at the door. There were a bunch of slips to fill out for late night arrivals, but we couldn't make any sense of it. We were able to eventually talk to someone we assumed worked there (as he came out of the office), but he spoke very little English and was not very helpful. Nevertheless, he gave us a campsite number. It was hard to navigate the campground once it stated to get dark and we had no idea where our numbered campsite was supposed to be. After about 20 minutes of feeling really creepy and slowing driving past campground and tents as we tried to peer into each campground to find a site number, we gave up and eventually just parked our car in one of the few empty sites we could find. A little frustrated at the process (after having spent 2 nights at the wonderful Mendenhall Lake Campground!) we continued to set up our tent in the dark, tripping over ourselves and the sticks and stones on the ground.

We were finally able to get to sleep after feeling our way to the bathroom and getting everything set up. We were excited to leave the next day and start heading to the Yukon and back to Canada! We were anxious to get back on the road, as the taste of the roadtrip we had yesterday when driving to the Shrine of St. Therese was almost too much, and we had been deprived of driving after so long traveling by ferry.

The next morning we decided to see a bit more of the town and what it could offer us. What it could offer us was very similar to what the town centre of Ketchikan could offer us. Building built to look gold rush born and plastic made to look like wood. We walked down the street and passed tourist after tourist, straight off the cruise ship, holding bags of souvenirs. We were out of there pretty quickly.
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