I am so pumped to tell you guys about Skagway!
Out of all the places we visited, this was my absolute favorite. I told Kyle that if we ever get rich, we’re opening up a shop here during tourist season and we’ll head home for the other half of the year.
The town was super cute and we had some amazing food. Before our excursion, we had a little bit of time to explore and stop in Skagway Brewing Co for lunch. While it was pretty expensive, the food and drinks were incredible.
After lunch, we headed back to the dock to grab the bus to our next stop: dog sledding!
If you know me at all, it shouldn’t be any shock that I chose an experience that allowed me to play with puppies. First, we hopped in this crazy all-terrain vehicle called a Unimog.
This took us up the mountain to the training track.
When we got to the track, we all hopped on 6-person sleds and were pulled around the 1 mile trail. It was incredible to see these dogs in action.
The way they obeyed commands and knew exactly where they needed to go was pretty neat. Especially when I think about the fact that Barley and Otter only know the command “come” when it’s time for dinner. Actually, they really just hear the food bag and come running but we’ll pretend they’re listening to us.
Anyway, after the dogs pulled us around the track we got to give them lots of love and attention.The coloring on these guys made me think of our babies back home.
This was our musher’s lead dog. He was very sweet and would smack his head against you if you stopped petting him.
After the track, we went back down to camp where we learned a little bit about how the dogs are trained and a bit about how things work in races like the Iditarod.
And then, perhaps most importantly, we got to snuggle puppies!
I tried to smuggle one back to the ship but sadly, it didn’t work out.
After all of the puppy love, we hopped the bus back to town. The views were incredible and we spotted a bald eagle (one of many on the trip).
Once we got back to town, we decided to wander around a good deal more and pick up a couple of trinkets. We also stopped by a place called The Sippin Sasquatch and grabbed a reindeer dog to share.
What’s that? You want to see more photos of my favorite place in the world? You got it, dude.
Next time, I’ll wrap up the vacation recap with a look at our stop in Victoria, British Columbia and our weekend stay in Seattle.