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Back in Alaska
Gerry was up early and ready to go!  We left Whitehorse while the kids slept and arrived at Skagway around 10:00 a.m.  Skagway is the first point of entry back into Alaska.  It is a small town located on the Lynn Canal (which is actually a Fjord)  There is one road that leads into it but you can also arrive by rail (tour only), boat and small plane.  There were two cruise ships docked when we got here. We went on the White Pass  & Yukon Route which is a railway built in 1898 to get to Whitehorse.   We took a three hour round trip train ride which was breathtaking and amazing to say the least.  We went through two tunnels which were dug out by hand through the mountains and elevated bridges which seemed to be miles above land.
  Although we did cross the Canadian border we didn't go as far as Whitehorse.  The railway we were on is said to be a great engineering accomplishment like the Eifel Tower and the Panama Canal.   When we got back into Skagway we went over to the Ferry dock to confirm our spot on the ferry for tomorrow then walked around town.  We had dinner at the Bonanza Bar & Grill and then headed back to the RV Park.  The girls and I stayed at the RV catching up on e-mails etc. since we were "disconnected" for a few days while John and Gerry went to see the fish in the creek nearby.  John caught several fish with his bare hands.  It is raining now so it doesn't look good for our plane ride tomorrow in Haines which is a ferry ride over from here. 
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Back in Alaska
Back in Alaska
Waiting for the train.
Waiting for the train.
This is a glacier on top of a moun…
This is a glacier on top of a mou…
Another train passing by us
Another train passing by us
Crossing the border.  USA flag, Al…
Crossing the border. USA flag, A…
Streets of Skagway
Streets of Skagway
There is alot of fish in the sea :)
There is alot of fish in the sea :)
Mogli from Jungle Book :)
Mogli from Jungle Book :)
Skagway
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