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Today was our day to visit
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.
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.
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.
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.