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... That was pretty much the highlight of the day. Hot chocolate and inside relaxing warmed us up. Dinner and a night time show by 'The Princess Cruises Singers and Dancers!!!!!!! - lets give them another clap!!!! - haven't they done a great job!!!!!' rounded out the evening. They entertained us each evening with a different show. Satisfying day all round. Same sentiments as yesterday. Yes, ...
... Brotherhood Hall (now the tourist bureau) which was built in 1899 and decorated with over 8,800 driftwood sticks gathered from Skagway bay. Some of these have been replaced and repaired over time but some of the original are still there. The Red Onion Saloon was a local brothel and is now the stage for some local thespians to tell the stories of the establishment! The Skagway Museum and City Hall is housed in an impressive granite building built in 1901 as the first school ...
... the ice and Sam had a repair kit available to fix it. Awesome, because that could have ruined our whole experience!
It took another 2 hours to hike back to the trail's head through the rainforest. We drove back to the port area and Sam dropped us off at the Hangar. I initially wanted to get king crab legs but for $60 for 2 legs, I didn't think it was worth it. We had smoked salmon spread, crab cakes, clams and local beer before ...
... is eminent. The difference between 'ice' and a glacier is that the glacier is constantly moving at 30 inches a day.
We were driven by coach to the Juneau airport and had to watch a safely DVD then given boots to wear over our shoes and life jackets. Then we were divided into groups and it just so happened that the other four people on the helicopter were Aussies so we headed outside with our guide to board the helicopter. Once we ...
... expected in Alaska. The canopy of trees is huge. Then we went to the Mendenhall glacier state park. The glacier looks very blue in the cloudy weather. There is a huge waterfall right next to the glacier. The park also has elevated boardwalks over streams teeming with salmon that have come upstream to spawn (and die) - there are lots of bears there feasting on the salmon. Sorry that we didn't see any bears, ...
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