Monday, June 15, 2009


Hi All!

First of all - asthmagirl - I totally forgot that you live in Seattle! I guess my brain lost all ability to function after we missed the ship. We will have some time in Seattle after we get off of the ship on the 25th during the day but, I would think you would be working, right? Let me know and who knows, maybe we can meet up!

Okay - on with the narrative!

We spent the day today in Skagway, Alaska. We have been to Skagway three other times so there wasn't a whole lot that we haven't seen. True, there were some excursions that we could have taken (they are tours) but, we have pretty much spent all of our excursion money just getting to the ship in Ketchikan! Oh well!

Hubby and I woke up a bit later than normal and I didn't do my morning walk (which I did yesterday in shorts and a sweatshirt - it had everyone staring at me!) because we planned to walk all over town. And - we did! It was a pretty nice day and the sun even peeked out once in a while to let us know it was around. We headed to the back roads - not the main drag where everyone else was - and had fun looking at the scenery. There were a few shops that we stopped in and Hubby was toying with the idea of going on a ferry to Haines, Alaska until he found out that there were only two departure times - one which we had already missed and one which got us into the town too late! Rats!

I bought my third CD of the trip - much to Hubby's eye-rolling amusement! This one is a musical about the gold rush and it pretty much goes through all of the gold rush towns in Alaska. The music seems to be piano rags for the most part but, I won't really be able to tell you the full scoop until we get back home and I get to listen to the whole thing. I have my iPod here but no CD player so . . . it will have to wait!

What is that? The other two CDs? Well, the first is a CD by a Ketchikan native. I listened to the CD and decided to buy it. Then, later that night (the night Hubby and I spent in Ketchikan), we were walking past a bar and there was live music. We didn't stop in but the next day we learned that it was the same musician! We missed him!

The other CD is also a Ketchikan native. It is a bit of a risk for me since I haven't heard any of the music but the woman at the shop said it was really good and it was signed by the artist (and was 2 discs for the price of one) so how could I resist?

Anyway, after our morning trek around Skagway - and I do think we walked pretty much everywhere we possibly could - we headed back to the ship and had a nice lunch. Then it was to the library for a little reading (Hubby was even reading HIS book), a nap for me and some laundry (done by the wonderful Hubby!).

Later it was watching the end of The Dark Knight on television (we had seen the first half yesterday so we were happy to catch the end even though I think we missed a bit in the middle somewhere because the DA suddenly didn't have a face!) and heading to the internet cafe to "talk" to y'all.

Soon we will be heading to dinner - pizza tonight - and then who knows what we will be up too!

I hope you all had a great day!


Voice Update: Doing pretty well despite my very bad lack of dedication to my exercises and massage. My throat is a bit tighter than I would like it to be. I guess I need to get to work on that!


Mental P Mama said...

Cannot wait for the pictures!

Asthmagirl said...

It sounds like you're having a wonderful time! I've done the inside passage once, but it was many years ago on the Alaska Ferry System. We drove to Haines and took the ferry down from there.
Let me know what time (about) on the 25th, I'll see if my schedule is adjustable!

noble pig said...

I love the shopping in Skagway, so many fun things. Have a great time.

Elizabeth said...

Hope you have a most wonderful trip
it must be fascinating to see that part of the world.
Buster sends a lick to you.