Saturday, July 16, 2016

Alaskan Cruise - Skagway


 

We arrived in Skagway at 6:30 in the morning.  After watching as the ship docked and enjoying our room service breakfast we were ready for our excursion on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad.

  
 
During a scenic motorcoach ride up the Klondike Highway to Fraser, British Columbia, we made stops along the way to enjoy the beauty around us. Even with the clouds and fog around us it was breathtaking!



We then boarded the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway that was built to give the people heading to the Klondike Gold Rush a quicker and safer journey. This began our 27 miles of unforgettable scenery back to Skagway.

 

From our comfortable seat on the train or from outside on the walkway between train cars (my favorite!), we took picture after picture as we traveled on the edge of the mountains.



 


The White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad travels through both Canada and Alaska.






When our train ride came to an end we were treated to a salmon lunch and entertainment at a replica of a Gold Rush base camp at Liarsville.


Our excursion continued back to the town of Skagway with a visit and tour of The Red Onion Saloon and shopping in some unique stores.





Another busy day of seeing beautiful sights finished off with a delicious dinner (chocolate souffle!), fun entertainment, and another surprise waiting in our room. What a way to travel!





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