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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Day 4: Skagway Our Way
Day 4:Skagway Our Way
Dan Horn and Gladys....very funny
Last night we went back to see
the second act of Dan Horn, the ventriloquist.He had two new puppets, Gladys the old lady and a dog puppet named Fido.I laughed so hard it made my eyes water.He was very funny.
Having visited Skagway on two
prior occasions we elected not to do any of the shore excursions but rather go
into town on the ship’s shuttle and just be a tourist and gawk at
everything.Our first stop was the
tourist information office, operated by the Klondike Gold Rush National Park
rangers.I didn’t know we had that park!Well, they were urging everyone to go inside
the theater for the presentation.I had
a feeling we were not going to see the advertised historical film on the 1897
Gold Rush because the caption on the screen read, “Flower Gardening on the
Edge.”A lady Park Ranger started her 45
minute lecture and I nudged MA, “Let’s go.”MA said it would be impolite so she sat there. I stayed for about 3 more
minutes and excused myself.I had a ball
in the book store looking at all the books on Alaska.MA said she enjoyed the lecture and if she’s
happy, I’m happy.
We walked down the main street of
Skagway (population 853) which is lined with wooden sidewalks and lots of shops
selling jewelry, t-shirts, caps, souvenirs, etc.The weather could not have been more pleasant,
70 degrees with a bright blue sky.We
thought about going on a short train ride but there’s no such thing. The only
train goes to the White Pass in Canada (3 hours) and we’ve done that one.MA wanted to go again but I didn’t.I won this one, although with us, it’s not
really a “contest”.We found the shuttle
bus stop and went back to the ship.The
afternoon was filled with lunch, reading, swimming and the hot tub, this time
with tourist helicopters landing and taking off, flying right over us.We didn’t do any of those @ $219 a person for
their tours but it would have been fun!
Railroad Engine used to clear snow from the track
We had a great dinner, by the window,
joining another couple from Texas – San Antonio to be exact. We also took in
the comedy show, as always sitting on the end of the aisle in case it’s not our
kind of humor and we want to leave.But
this guy was really funny and laughing is good for all of us! We stayed!