Category Archives: Alaska Trip 2013

Prison, Old Cars, Dolls, and Deer

We toured the Old Montana Prison today.  The self-guided tour was really very interesting.  We wandered around the cell block, the warden’s office, the isolation cells for the troublesome inmates, and “The Hole” for the really obstinate inmates, the mess … Continue reading

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Montana

We jumped another time zone again today, now in Mountain Time.  This has been another day of just driving, not stopping to see much.  The west side of Montana is very beautiful, we’re seeing mountains and lakes as well as … Continue reading

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Washington

Today we drove through city, mountains, forest, desert, and city again. Wow, it’s 90 degrees and sunny. This takes some getting used to after all the cool cloudy and wet weather we have seen. We’re on Interstate 95 now, a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Alaska, Hello 48!

Our ferry boarding time wasn’t until late afternoon on Friday so the morning was spent exploring more of Ketchikan. We found a hiking trail in the rainforest behind the town and went for a walk. It was wonderful, and no … Continue reading

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Ketchikan

Ketchikan is another island community accessible by sea and by air.  The Salmon Capital of the World. It is also a big cruise ship destination.  There were four big cruise ships here today.  Two Princess Cruises and two from Holland … Continue reading

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Sitka to Ketchikan

The Marine Vessel Columbia was the ferry we took from Sitka to Ketchikan.  It can hold up to 600 passengers and 134 vehicles.   It has two car decks, some cars are brought up to the 2nd deck via a … Continue reading

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Juneau to Sitka

Our ferry from Juneau to Sitka was on the Fairweather, a high-speed catamaran. We arrived in Sitka in about four and one-half hours of pure beauty. Of course it was raining again this morning while we loaded onto the ferry. … Continue reading

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