Skagway, Alaska

Skagway is a little Alaskan town that looks like it stepped out of the wild west. We had one of our longest stops in this little town, and some of the worst weather. It got pretty rainy and windy throughout the day. However, all this worked in our benefit, because our nephew, Dante, was working there as a seasonal worker in the town. His mom, Tammie, Rich’s sister, was there visiting him as well. So we had a little Messina reunion in Skagway. We went on a hike with Dante leading us along, and then on a long train ride up through the mountains. This town was booming during the Klondike Gold Rush and we followed the train through the White Pass and the Yukon Rout Railroad track along the steep Chilkoot trail. It goes all the way up to the Canadian border. Lily can sleep anywhere…and fell asleep on the train. The second photo of her is the look we get every morning. She is not a morning person. We then walked around the town and had a nice dinner before heading back to the ship.

2 thoughts on “Skagway, Alaska

  1. I’ve been catching up on messinamusings since we’re back from vacation. That’s great news about your scans and that you’re going to every four months now! All your travels and photos are spectacular! I would be afraid to swim with the manatees. I hope you see a lot more this winter. I’m so happy you got to go to rugby sevens with Tim and all the other places! Love to you, Rich, Tim, Lily, and Michelle 🤟🤟🤟


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