Guest Writer Wednesday
August 29, 2013
Day 4 of the cruise to Alaska
setting the alarm wrong, sucks. We needed to get up at 10 to 7 to have
breakfast before our excursion and when it went off at 10 to 5, no fun
Went to Parrot Cay for breakfast this morning. I was
happy to be able to order breakfast grits, the buffet has oatmeal and
cream of wheat but no grits. The chef made me grain-free pancakes and
they were beautiful to look at and horrible to eat. I made it through 2
bites and had to stop. Oh well, I did have enough other food to fill up
Today we are in Skagway and our excursion was called the
Liarsville Goldrush Trail. We went to the Walt Disney Theatre and were
put in the correct group so that we all left as a group, off the ship
and right onto a bus. (or in fancy cruise lingo, a motor coach) The bus
goes about 15 minutes into the bush to Liarsville.
set up to show what a gold rush camp would have looked like, with actors
in character as well. They put on a stage show about what happened in
gold rush days, part story telling, part hilarious puppet show! The
actors were all very funny and entertaining and very well versed in
This feller was Okie Bob . . . because he is originally from Oklahoma.
After he finished telling the story, we all got to pan for gold.
And while we were panning for gold, we had visitors! I convinced Okie
Bob that I needed a picture of him with Dale, he was a very good sport
After we panned for gold and got some tiny flakes of pure gold, we had another visitor. The duck himself!
This was another of our lovely gold rush characters. When the Disney
tour is at Liarsville, she is a saloon girl . . . when other ships are
doing the tours they are the town (ahem) whores. Really she was a very
nice young woman, who is going to school to be an actress.
There is a lovely salmon bbq lunch that everyone chowed down on! After
lunch it was time to go back to Skagway. We did wander about the town
for awhile before going back on the ship.
I guess the fresh air was
too much for me, I had another nap. My travel friend went for a walk on
deck and she had a nap in a deck chair! It was sunny and warm, a lovely
afternoon . . . after we both woke up.
Dinner was at Parrot Cay, this
was a great meal for me. Caribbean chicken, sweet potato mash and
veggies. Again, sadly dessert was not interesting at all. I have to say
that the Fitzroy & Megan, our servers were awesome, along with the
lovely women we had at our table, our dinners were so fun!
After dinner we were off to the movie theatre to watch the Lone Ranger. I
am not sure why it didn't do well in the theatres, I thought it was
Back in the room there was this towel animal waiting for
us . . . a lobster? We got ready for bed early and settled in to watch
another movie, Pirates of the Caribbean. The selection of in room movies
was pretty good, we did enjoy being able to snuggle in our wee beds and
Please check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 as well!