Skagway: Musher’s Camp and Dog Sledding

Our third port was the small gold rush town of Skagway.    From the dock in Skagway, a tour bus took Jeff, my niece Natalie and I to Musher’s Camp, located in Dyer, Alaska. Our driver was J. Dogg, a musher training for the famed Iditarod dogsled race.  He trains with this camp in preparation…

Juneau: Sea Kayaking and Mendenhall Glacier

Our second port stop was Juneau, the Alaskan State capital.  Juneau is not accessible by road, only by boat and plane. It is a special place and I wish we’d had more time to spend here.      We made the best with what little time we had.  Jeff and I went on a kayaking adventure…

Ketchikan: Bald Eagles at Totem Bight

Our first port stop was Ketchikan, Alaska.  Ketchikan is a fishing town, and the salmon were spawning into Thomas Harbor.        Our first stop: Totem Bight State Park, via the good ‘ole public Alaskan bus service.  I got a coffee from the corner mermaid coffee shop and found the Silver line bus stop, leading…

At Sea: Cruising the Inside Passage

We just returned from our Alaskan Family Cruise Vacation, including visits to Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Anchorage, and Denali!  By family I mean: my husband Jeff and I, my mom, my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Gary, my Uncle Rick, my sister Adele, her husband Keith, and their kids Natalie and Ryan.    We had a…