On to Alaska…Skagway
Our next cruise stop was Skagway. This is where David and I spent almost all of our excursion money and went on a day long excursion to see a sled dog demonstration, pan for gold, and ride the White Pass train. I don’t have any pictures of us panning for gold. It was super touristy but we got what they told us was $20 worth of gold specks.
We enjoyed the sled dog demonstration. The musher who spoke to us was a young woman who will be doing her first Iditarod this winter.
It was interesting to learn about the dogs and their training. We also got to hold some puppies.
The mushers talked about their Alaskan huskies and how Siberian Huskies were just for looks. David and I both decided we’d much rather have our cute, fluffy Siberian Huskies any day. I think Kat could have been a good sled dog in her prime, but Gus would be a terrible sled dog and Steve wouldn’t have been much better!
After the dog sled demonstration and gold panning, we went on the White Pass railroad. It was very scenic and the tour guide was great.
After the train ride, David had to run back to the ship for his wallet. A jewelry store advertised a necklace on the ship for $99 that I wanted so we headed over to the shop. Apparently the necklace must have been a loss leader because the salesman did not seem happy that all I wanted was the $99 necklace and not the $700 pendant to go with it or the $300 earrings. He told David that he should buy the extras for me and David said, “I don’t have any money, she’s the one with all the money!” We got a good laugh out of the salesman’s reaction after we left the store.