FIRST DAY GREETERS – Tour reps Jeff Neis of Skagway Street Car Co., Mark Nadeau of the Red Onion, and Megan Taft of Holland America-Princess wait for the first wave of visitors, and the Norwegian Pearl bears show that plaid may be the in style in Alaska ports this year. Jeff Brady

 

 While greeting one of the first visitors off the first ship with a copy of the 2010 Skaguay Alaskan visitor guide, a Newsie was asked, “Is that in English?”

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 A tour salesman standing in front of the Golden North was asked by a tourist, who pointed at the electrical lines coming down from Lower Lake, “Is that the zip line?”

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 Okay all, here’s the drill. If you hear something funny, odd, wrong, or downright insane on the breeze this summer, whether it be from a tourist or a local, e-mail your item to the windy one at skagnews@aptalaska.net … or slyly slip him a note on the docks … or drop off the item at the News Depot – you’ll be guaranteed a smile from the bookstore girls.