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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday Snapshot 10/27/12 - Our Visit to Skagway, AK

I need to reply to last week's nice comments individually but I did want to make a global comment about my experiences with cruising.
My dad always had boats and we spent many summer adventures on the intracoastal, the Florida Keys and the Bimini Islands. I had an inner ear infection when I was in college which affected my equilibrium. Boating became most unpleasant for me. I tried the ear patches and they worked okay but more often then not I would just sleep on the trips. When my DH and I started cruising years ago I bought the cloth bands with the bubble pressure knobs to wear on your wrists. I have not had a single problem since! Even on the rough sea days I can go to the dining room while others cower in their rooms. :-)

We had no rough weather on our Alaskan cruise. The weather continued to be beautiful as we visited Skagway on day four of our trip.
As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 920. However, the population doubles in the summer tourist season in order to deal with more than 900,000 visitors.
We took the three and a half hour train excursion to the White Pass Summit -- the train travels 20 miles from tidewater to the Summit of the White Pass – a 2,865 foot elevation.
The history is fascinating! Here are just a handful of the many pictures I took. 

And  of course I had to have a picture of the Bookstore. :-)

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  1. Oh cool I was in Alaska this summer too, but never made it to Skagway. I would love to go back someday. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great shots! Those wrist bands are amazing. I wear them in the car if we plan to be on the road for over an hour.

  3. Wonderful slide show of your trip!

  4. What a fabulous trip! I love trains!

  5. How nice that you managed to find something that would work for you! I tried the wrist bands for morning sickness and they didn't seem to make much of a difference. I haven't been on the ocean before even though I grew up on the coast. I prefer to have both feet on firm ground.

  6. Did you cruise the Inside Passage? Are there beautiful fall colors there?

    1. Yes Edgar - This is what they call the Inside Passage. It is the Southeastern cities/towns of Alaska. The trees were surprising green. Not really "fall colors." Take a peek at the Juneau Gardens photos I posted on Nov. 3.

  7. I felt so awful during and after my one 3 day ocean cruise that I'm not sure my husband will be able to convince me to try it again! A river and a canal could be another story. I'll try the pressure point bubbles next - thanks.


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