Saturday, June 19, 2010

Skagway



Skagway is the best preserved gold-rush town in the US.  With 852 residents and 900,000 visitors per year it's kind of hard to tell!  We chose not to do any excursions here and didn't spend too much time in the crowded shops.



It's hard to believe but 35 years ago my grandmother took my sister and me to Alaska on a 13 day tour.  It was our first exposure to the wild west.  I kept trying to remember things from that trip and compare them to now but a lot has changed.  We did cruise Glacier Bay from Skagway to Vancouver.  Here's the evidence I was here before (in what seems like another life.)  I've always appreciated her generosity in so many way.


5 comments:

Sylvia K said...

It does look like fun! I have really enjoyed following your Alaskan trip! And I love the photo of you from another life! How lovely you are! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend, Loran!

Sylvia

Gaelyn said...

Skagway looks like a typical coastal tourist trap/town. I think I'd rather visit the wilds.

Barbara said...

LOVE the old photo!

katney said...

On one trip to Skagway we took the train to White Pass. On another we did a hike and float trip with a guide on the Chilcoot Trail then went to the town museum. This last time we did a guided tour with a Ranger at the Yukon Gold Rush National Historic Park. Then we went on a hike up into the hills above the town to Dewey Lake. Everything free was the best.

Janie said...

Love the 35 year old photo!