Our 13-day YMT vacation was wonderful. We departed Friday morning June 6th, stopped in Detroit, then a non-stop flight in a Boeing 767 to Seattle. As we approached the city, the sight of 14-thousand foot Mount Rainier was spectacular.
Highlights of the Seattle stop were Pike's Place, an old-fashioned marketplace where the color and animated festivities were almost jaw-dropping. Friday night's dinner featured an incredible experience at a neighborhood restaurant more than 100-years-old, the Melrose Grille. We stood beneath the space needle and were told as many as 32 giant cranes were working on the construction of new development in the city.
The next morning , Saturday, we boarded the Norwegian Jewel. First stop in Alaska was Ketchikan, a colorful and picturesque fishing village; the Salmon Capital of the world. Next day it was Juneau. The day after that - Skagway, where the gold rush began. Photos include the many attractions and popular stops in these small communities.
After Skagway, it was a cruise back to Seattle with a stop in Victoria, British Columbia where we toured an old castle built at the turn of the 19th Century by a coal and ore magnate from the area.
Then, back to Seattle for a city tour and a lay-over until the next morning when we boarded Amtrak's Starlight Train for San Francisco.
San Francisco was a delight. Our trip into the city from the train station included crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. This followed w trip through Napa Valley. There were no stops in Napa, however, and as a result no photos
I was humbled by the folks we traveled with. All avid and sincere WBEN listeners and almost all of them familiar with my history in Buffalo radio.