Skagway

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We really joked about this bus!

Today was our day to visit Skagway.  And as luck would have it we were given a break in the weather so that we were able to leave the ship and go into town.  We were going to be there until 8pm so we had plenty of time.  There really aren’t very many things to do in Skagway, other than the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad that takes a very old train up the mountains and that didn't sound good to me, because my back doesn’t take that rocking and rolling and wobbling too well, so we are staying in town.

As we got into town we saw a bus, all shiny and bright that said “Skagway Alaska Street Car Tour” and “To All Points of Interest”, and “Nothing Like It In The World  all in big letters along the sides.

We stopped and got a couple of pictures at the railroad station.
   We joked to each other that they probably charged a buck and took you around one block.

Once you leave the ship and walk about a quarter mile from the dock to downtown, the whole downtown area is only about four blocks long and has maybe a few stores or shops on the side streets, besides all the souvenir and jewelry stores on the main street, so we strolled slowly and made our way from one end almost to the other before finding a store that interested me.  Yep, you guessed it, a Quilt Shop!!  They even allowed photos inside so Roger took a bunch of shots while I checked out material and patterns.  Their prices were amazingly low for being so far north and away from easy access.  I saw a few things I liked, but my old conservative ways kept me from buying anything, just because I’d have had to ship it home. 

We finished our walk of the town and caught a shuttle bus back to the ship figuring we’d eat lunch on board, drop our souvenirs in the cabin and maybe go back out for another stroll in the afternoon.

The old steam engine
  We had missed a small museum that we wanted to see.  But as we were just nearing the ship the rain started once more and we were lucky not to get too wet.  So our plans changed and we stayed on board.   

Our lunch consisted on some nice roast beef sandwiches and fries with plenty of horseradish and mustard.  Yummmmm.  Then it was back to our cabin for a few hours.  We strolled the ship and found the library. I am an avid reader, and I think I read four novels while on board.  We also walked the decks just to get some exercise. 

We checked out the menu for the evening's meal as we went by the dining room and didn’t see anything that sounded good to either of us, so that meant we would just go very casual and eat at the Horizon Buffet for this evening.

one of the old railroad cars
 It wasn’t anything thrilling either, although they did have a good variety.

The evening would be more fun.  We went to a comedy show with Scott Wyler.  His stand-up routine was directed very nicely at the slightly senior crowd from all over the world and he poked fun at all of us.  The entire audience was rolling with laughter and it was quite enjoyable.  If fact we ended up buying one of his CDs.  Then, after his show we went back and listened to the Georgetown Trio in the Bayou Café Lounge to finish the evening.  Most enjoyable.  And yes, we got their CD as well.

 

 

  

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We really joked about this bus!
We really joked about this bus!
We stopped and got a couple of pic…
We stopped and got a couple of pi…
The old steam engine
The old steam engine
one of the old railroad cars
one of the old railroad cars
Good-sized snow blower!
Good-sized snow blower!
When he is coming... get OFF the t…
When he is coming... get OFF the …
the back door of the station
the back door of the station
Skagways Centennial Statue
Skagway's Centennial Statue
In a small museum next door they s…
In a small museum next door they …
Another look at one years supplies
Another look at one years supplies
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
a display saloon.
a display saloon.
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
The buildings of Skagway
Oops, shouldnt have looked down t…
Oops, shouldn't have looked down …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
Some of the great quilts hanging i…
Some of the great quilts hanging …
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