Alaskan Cruise 2018 - Day 9
|Top Row - Shannon, Shelly & HungryHeath|
Bottom Row - Linda, Katie & Louis
|Sensational Shelly & El Jefe|
On this day was another port day. We visited Skagway, The Yukon & Emerald Lake. We scheduled a private tour with Elements of Alaska. Our tour guide, Nichelle, was incredibly good. She even helped me get some great videos of wildlife. My niece, Katie & I ended up taking over 200 photos. Here are a few samples:
|Although this may look like a painting, it is in fact a photo|
We stopped to visit a friend of Nichelle's, who is a road side vendor. Her dog ran right up to me, wanting to play tug o' war.
She sells drinks, snacks & a few souvenir type items. I was able to get this awesome license plate.
We stopped off for lunch at the Bistro on Bennett, where we all had a beautiful bison burger.
Next we had Nichelle drop us off at downtown Skagway so we could pick up a few more souvenirs.
We returned to the ship, where Shelly & her niece Katie were able to pet some puppies from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Then it was time for dinner in the main dining room.
|Blood & Sand Cocktail|
Whiskey, cherry brandy, vermouth, orange juice
|Rustic Beef & Vegetable Hot Pot|
crisp baked miniature empanada
|Classic Caesar Salad|
crisp romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, Parmesan, herb croutons, anchovies upon request
|Pepper Crusted Aged Rib Eye Steak|
green asparagus, rosemary roasted new potatoes, Cafe de Paris butter
I have eaten a lot of Beef Stroganoff, but never have I seen pickles included. This was an odd, yet delicious twist.
sauteed beef strips with egg noodles, paprika demi-glace, kosher pickles, mushrooms, sour cream
Coconut Mousse with Dark Chocolate Cream and Crunchy Coconut
|Viennese Apple Strudel|
Vanilla Sauce - a la mode
Come back next week where I tell you about our travels thru the Endicot Arm Fjord