I'm a little behind in my blogging. Getting caught up on classes, workshops and team meetings. So, I'm ready now to catch you all up on part two of our Stampin Up Alaskan Cruise incentive trip. I left off in beautiful Junea, where we had such a great time. Next stop was Skagway, Alaska. This was my most favorite of all days. We started off early in the morning-7:00 am to catch the White Pass Railway train that would take us all the way up to the Yukon. The Yukon is actually in Canada, so we had to have our passports with us.
Ready for our 3 hour tour.
This railroad began construction in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush. The railroad linked Skagway to Whitehorse, the Capitol of the Yukon.
The railroad is 107 miles in length and was completed in 1900 as a means of reaching the gold fields.
The scenery was absolutely stunning. We were literally driving on the edge of the mountain. Kind of scary when we looked up at the mountain, after the fact.
So very close to the edge... oh my, thats a long drop.
I think I found Big Foot... can you see the shadow in the middle of this photo? Hmmm...
Gorgeous views at every turn.
We were able to stand outside between the railroad cars whenever we wanted. Loved the view from here.
This was an old part of the track, no longer in use... thank goodness. ;)
This is how close we were to the edge. This shot was looking straight down from where we were sitting on the train.
We took the coach on the way back. It was kind of scary- we had a 22 year old, driving and talking with her hands, while driving down the super winding cliff side road back to Skagway. But we did make it back safe and sound. We stopped to take a photo when we crossed back into Alaska from the Yukon.
US port of entry back into Skagway, Alaska.
Beautiful Scenery on the bus trip back down.
Little houses and a 120 year old log cabin in Skagway. Its a very expensive place to live, with only about 1500 residents. Average price of homes are $350,00 to $500,000, just like the ones seen here.
The little Log Cabin in town, 120 years old.
Waterfalls are everywhere. Here's a random one on a hillside going into town.
Main Street, Skagway where we ate and did a little shopping.
Alaska is known for its many totem poles carved by Native Americans and Alaskans.
The most photographed building in Skagway. Arctic Brotherhood Hall was built in 1899 from 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Thats all for our first half of the day in Skagway. We then hopped on a helicopter and flew to Denver Glacier to dog sled.
That is Part 3 of our trip, which I will blog about next. So be sure to come back to read all about it!
Until then, here's a little sneak peek of products in the New Holiday Catalog, coming in September!
These are some of the items, our co-founder, Shelli Gardner demonstrator on the ship.
How cool is the new corrigated emboss folder? Looks like a log cabin, doesn't it?
That's all for now, folks.
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!