Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday was our last day in Alaska. We were in Skagway and wanted to make good use of it so we got up at the crack of dawn and took a scenic tour on the White Pass Train.


The train took us 3000 feet up and 20 miles into the hills and mountains surrounding Skagway.





The train was a beautiful, old-timey train that had giant picture windows. The view from both sides was amazing.








We traveled up to Canadian border and to the cusp of the Yukon and then turned around and traveled back to Skagway. It was a gorgeous view of The Final Frontier.


























When we got back to Skagway we walked around town and shopped at the cool little shops.






We walked by a beat up, old truck that had a very patient, hairy passenger inside of it.


We ate at a restaurant called The Crab Shack that had no crab. They were all out. They did however have pizza and I kept up my tradition of eating pizza in every location we travel to.


Alaskan pizza was pretty good.

At the restaurant, Jeannie told a story that cracked Jo up. I just love these pictures of Jeannie talking and Jo laughing.








All in all, we had a very nice time in Alaska. It was a short two week stay, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's astonishingly beautiful.


I'm sure we'll return again someday for another visit.




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Location:Goodbye Alaska...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On Tuesday we had our last trip to Juneau. Last week we were able to feast on Alaskan King Crab so this week we decided to go on an excursion to see a little bit of the sights that we haven't seen.

Jeannie chose the excursion and she chose well. We took a tour to see Mendenhall Glacier.


It was breathtaking.


We took a side path through the forest that led us really close to the glacier.


It also brought us next to one of the largest, most violent flowing waterfalls that I've ever seen.








Look at how blue the glacier is! So cool.









After the glacier, our tour was taken to an Alaskan Salmon Bake.


I'm not sure why they called it a bake. All the salmon was grilled.


I'm not complaining though. That was the best salmon I've ever eaten. They had a butter and brown sugar glaze on the fish that was so good that I went up and asked for seconds.

After the fish, we went to the campfire and roasted marshmallows.


Jeannie was a little scared of the fire and it took her a little while to figure out that she had to put the marshmallows right on the fire.


Jeannie doesn't like this next picture because she thinks I look like a monster in it.


She likes this one better.


We ran into a lady who went a little crazy over the marshmallows. She was moaning and groaning like she was getting a full body massage. Jeannie videotaped her roasting her marshmallow.

We had ourselves quite a fun Alaskan day.

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Location:Juneau...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ketchikan...

We ported in Ketchikan on Monday. It was very rainy.

That's pretty typical, from what the locals told me.

We took the shuttle to the Wal-Mart to get some supplies. While we were there the rain picked up. It got so stormy that the power went out.


We were still able to check out, thanks to the back up generators.

We took our supplies back to the ship and wandered around through the town.


Jo stopped off to pose with Jeannie's little friend.


Later on in the night I hunkered down with my computer and listened to the radio feed of the Bears game.

To my relief the Bears pulled off a big win over the Packers. Hopefully I'll be able to download the game today so I can watch what I heard.

Go Bears!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

On Saturday we arrived back at our embarkation city, Seattle.

It was the first and last time we were able to walk around and explore The Emerald City. The first week we arrived, all we had time to do was to get on the ship and check in and then we were off. We were excited to walk around and see Seattle.

First though, we had to say goodbye to our producer Beth and our director Marc. We had a great time with them.


We asked someone to take the picture of the cast with Marc and Beth and here's how they turned out.





Both pictures are useless. Hilarious!

I've only been to Seattle one other time before. It was 6 or 7 years ago when I taught workshops at the first Seattle Improv Festival and performed with the group I coached, Uncle Elaine.

I was up early so I walked around by myself downtown.


I eventually wound around to the busiest Starbucks in Seattle.


...which I mistook for The Original Starbucks. A few doors down was actually the sight of the original Starbucks.


Jeannie joined me and we walked the very cool, but incredibly chaotic Pike Marketplace.





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Location:Seattle...