Lyn & Joanne's RV Adventure to Alaska travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


First thing in the morning, well maybe not first thing, but we drove into town....abt 9 blocks, and did some shopping. Skagway is a historic harbor and Gold Rush town, and about 5 cruise ships were in the harbor. Needless to say, the town was very crowded. Half of the shops were jewelry stores very similar to the Caribbean Islands, etc.. We had a nice lunch at the Bonanza Bar & Grill, then we shopped a bit more. Then made our way to the train depot where we met our counterparts from the caravan. We then went on the "White Pass and Yukon RR", up to the summit and return on the train. This RR was built during the Gold Rush of the 1890's to transfer people and supplies into the Yukon, as far as Whitehorse. It generally follows the route that the miners had to follow to carry their supplies up and over the White Pass. There were 14 vintage remake cars, but we had our own car and were able to move around a bit for comfort. A young gal from Wisconsin was one of the moderators of the trip and was very helpful. She went to UW Oshkosh and was spending the summer here in Skagway. I have always wanted to do this train trip, and it was all that I could have imagined. The only thing missing was Patsy Cline singing "Life is a Railway to Heaven". After we returned to the Skagway depot, We walked back to the parking lot and saw some Salmon trying to make their way upstream in a small creek close by, and it was interesting to watch their progress. We went back to camp and had a briefing for our trip to Teslin, Yukon the day after tomorrow. Tomorrow will be a boat tour to Juneau with a Whale or sea life watch included. After the briefing we had dinner in our camper and went to bed excited about tomorrow.



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