Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Alaskan Adventure - Part Four: Fun on the Ship

For our last post from this trip, here are a few photos of Ty visiting with some characters on the ship. They actually had a pirate themed night one evening and some of the guests went all out, but we were not as prepared and kept it very Texas instead.

Lastly here is a shot on deck as we left Alaska headed back down to Canada. We then stopped in Victoria and had a great view of our own ship from our whale watching excursion as it headed out of port. It was certainly a vacation experience of a lifetime.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

The Alaskan Adventure - Part Three: Skagway

After several days on the boat, it was exciting to set foot on land again. Our first stop in Alaska was the town of Skagway. We signed up for a shore excursion that sent us to a small town called Liarsville which served as a base camp before prospectors headed off into the Yukon in search of gold.

Ty got a chance to pan for real gold and found a few flakes even. Not enough to pay for the trip or anything fancy, but some to make it fun. A few of the characters joined us at that event which also included a cookout with fresh salmon. Later we walked around the picturesque town of Skagway admiring the majestic snow capped peaks surrounding us on all sides.