Wednesday, September 5, 2012


One of the things that we were most excited about was the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway, which links Skagway with Yukon, Canada and is considered the "Scenic Railway of the World."  This railway was built in 1898 at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Brandon took to trying out a couple of the things that we had learned in the photography class.  I had a really hard time deciding which ones to share, but we hope that you enjoy a little taste of Skagway.

The painted rocks

Train and line before we boarded

All aboard!

Just leaving, we saw this cute engine and a beautiful rainbow!

George Buchanan brought up boys and girls to teach them the art of earning and saving money.  Years later, members of these groups returned to Alaska and painted "On to Alaska with Buchanan" on the wall.

Beautiful scenery

An original bridge across this gorge

American and Canadian flags side by side

Turning around and pulling from the other side

When in a cave, you are suppose to kiss your sweetheart!  Amy & Justin

Trying shooting in black and white 

Camera wars - everyone taking pictures of everyone taking pictures!

Headed back to our giant cruise ship

More ships at the dock

This quaint town, Skagway, that Amy and I headed to after lunch

I wish that someone had told us that the shopping here would definitely be the best.  Lots to choose from and because we were the second to last cruise going out there, everything was a deal ... and later we learned a steal!  I got Dawson a necklace of an okra (killer whale) there.  I had so much fun with Amy that afternoon!

The rest of a day is somewhat of a blur, so I am sure that we also got in a quick nap and a wonderful dinner!

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