A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Friday, June 15, 2012


Our second port was the town of Skagway.  The weather turned out to be beautiful, sun and all.  Our whole family took a tour which started with a history lesson about the early miners and Dyea, the alternate route that vied with Skagway.

Our guide took us to the start of the Chilkoot Trail.

We saw many bald eagles.

The scenery was fantastic, especially with sun and blue sky, as we drove up part of the Klondike Trail into Canada.  Storms washed out part of the road the day before, so we didn't go as far as originally planned.

We had a picnic lunch in the snow, where Buddy launched a few snow balls.

Next we stopped at the Yukon Suspension Bridge.  Here's the view upstream from the center of the bridge.

Buddy was in his element, showing no fear and even trying to bounce the bridge on Grandpa!  May passed on the bridge, so it was only Buddy, Grandpa, and I.

The highlight of the day was this mama bear and her three cubs that showed up one by one until they were all just below us on the side of the road.

It was another amazing day!

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