Vickie Moy hands Grand Princess Captain Tony Herriott a plaque on behalf of White Pass and Yukon Route railroad on board the cruise ship Sunday, June 23. This is the Grand Princess’ first year sailing in Alaska waters. The 2,590 passenger ship will be docking in Skagway 10 days this summer. Elise Giordano
A visitor approached a SMART bus driver and asked, “What ship am I on?”
Perplexed, the driver asked if the person had her cruise ID.
“No, my husband has my purse and he went back to the ship.”
Another visitor asked a Skagway driver: “Is this the shuttle to the Mt. Roberts Tramway?”
“I want to go swimming with the orcas…you know, like the dolphins in Florida. How come they don’t have that here?”
“How do you get to the Yucky Doody trail?”
At the summit on the railway, a woman asked why they needed to move the engines to return the train. “Couldn’t they just back the train down the mountain?”
“What the hell? I’m sweating in Alaska!”
A dog tied up next to The Sweet Tooth was howling for its owner when a woman walking on Broadway Street turned to her husband with a terrified look and said “See! I knew we would have to worry about wolves in Alaska towns!’
Maybe the store will offer them rock-climbing instructions, eh? More wind, please! Drop them off at the News Depot. Instructions not necessary, and we will enter you in a drawing for a signed copy of Skagway: City of the New Century. Congratulations to this month’s winner: Kari Rain from the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau visitor center at AB Hall. We’ll have more windy drawings at the end of July and August.