Stepping off the Cruise ship onto the covered pier I was excited to see what would await us as we made our way up toward the gentleman waiting to greet up. I almost giggled as it felt like a moment from the, 'Amazing Race' as we were welcomed to Alaska.
Cruising to Alaska has long been on my bucket list and this did not disappoint. My husband and I were each given a small envelope containing an even smaller piece of cedar. Printed on the envelope was the narrative about the tribe's fire and how each of us were encouraged to do our part to join in the tradition and keep their family fire burning. I can't tell you how much that tradition touched the writer in me.
This stop more than any other ended up being my favorite. This was more a quaint Alaskan Hamlet that time had basically ignored. Yes, there were many souvenirs to buy that obviously weren't made there, there was a marked difference. Here you could sit on the ship and watch the whales.
Every person in every store, every place we went were very nice. That wasn't so in other places we visited. Some places things were so commercial, locals we were angry.
This is a great place to visit!
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