Alaska 2003

To celebrate our 30th birthdays, my best friend Lucy and I took a one-week cruise up the Inside Passage into Alaska. These are some photos of our trip -- enjoy!

On board

01 - on days at sea, the crew set up miniature golf and other games around the ship

Juneau

02 - the Alaskan state capitol

03 - Lucy assumes the role of Alaska's governor

04 05 06 07 08 - bear statues abound in Juneau -- Go Bears!

09 - Lucy looks across the city of Juneau

10 - inside the Red Dog Saloon, a popular Juneau tourist trap

11 12 13 14 - views of Juneau and the Inside Passage from atop the Mount Roberts tramway

Skagway

15 - overlooking the town of Skagway, Alaska (it's that tiny!)

16 - Lucy and I at the U.S.-Canada border

touring the Alaskan wilderness outside Skagway

17 - according to the guide, one of the "Star Trek" films shot scenes here

18 19 - melting snow creates numerous waterfalls down the mountain sides

20 21 23 - more scenery, plus a couple of dopey tourists

dog-sledding!

24 25 - yes, that's dirt on the ground -- dogs train on dirt trails during the off season in southern Alaska

26 - Lucy makes a new friend

27 - for some reason, Lucy thought this was the perfect dog for me

Ketchican

28 - welcome to Ketichcan! (that's us under the sign)

29 - Ketchican's historic waterfront district

30 - some of the waterfront's less reputable residents

31 - Lucy practices her role as a totem pole

32 33 - up and down the Ketchican town tramway

34 - they could rename this street the "Trail of Tears" (sorry, ladies)

35 - how many flamingoes died to make this federal building?

36 37 38 39 40 - (mis)adventures in kayaking