- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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Today we made our last stop before returning to Vancouver and home. We docked in ketchikan, a gift shop with s town attached. Sandy drained the outlet stores and I got a crab lunch ( even though the king crab fishing is 1000 miles from here in the Bering sea). A pound of king crab and a pound of Dungeness. Yum. God I hate sitting in the old man bench while Sandy looks over the endless array of the usame **** that's ...
... to this stop in one hour. It turned out there wasn't a lot to see and we caught the same bus back to town after 20 minutes.
We then saw Creek Street which I had read about but forgotten. This was another interesting place to visit. All original buildings from early last century and this street was famous for prostitution and alcohol. It is now shops and restaurants, but one house which we visited was set up like a museum with the rooms ...
... so I suspect Bell's Dad and his Grandfather had many a yarn as petrol was pumped into the Van. Tuesday we were on the high seas with a few whales sighted but not photographed by us so the only out of the ordinary photo was a tug towing a huge barge full of containers. Vancouver Wednesday is disembarkation @ 8.30 coach transfer to the airport @ 10.30 and flight to Toronto @ ...
... NOW! Let's get this bird in the air.
Pic 32 - At Home Airport: Waiting for luggage at the carousel of our very own Ketchikan airport. Just in case my Texas friends think I was kidding about the size of our town and airport, this is not carousel A or anything like that, it is the only carousel!
Pic 33 - End of Day Miles: Mileage for the last day of riding. This is from Pendleton, OR to Seattle, WA and then barged to Ketchikan, AK.
... Alaska and the biggest employer is not the fishing industry as I had assumed. The largest employer is the government. Dah! I should have known! We only were in port a short time. We squeezed in an excursion to Mendanhall Glacier and did a whale watching tour. The glacier was amazing. I went for a walk in the rainforest (yes, rainforest in Alaska) and the light streaming through the moss covered trees was ...