North to Alaska: It’s All Greek to Me

Every weekend I accompany Tess Karlinski on her latest adventure and at this time on her blog she in a cruise to Alaska. A day ashore visiting a church a saloon with bears climbing poles after customers… and shopping.. Join us for dinner why don’t you.. as long as you don’t mind waiting for the dish of the day…. #recommended

How the Cookie Crumbles

The tour guide had to check if the door was open for entry to the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. We lucked out; she found a caretaker with a key. Finally, a chance to get out of the tiresome misting rain.

The Tlingit parishioners built the blue and white, octagonal church from local wood in 1893. The history is fascinating, at least to me.

The tour ended with the church visit. We were on our own. What to do? The famous Red Dog Saloon beckoned. Silly not to peek inside, right?

Too chilled for a beer, we didn’t stay long and moseyed into a couple little shops—mega touristy trinkets—to pick out gifts for the family back in Ontario. Mary chose two charms for a forgotten bracelet. I bought a bunch of postcards (five for $1.00 USD), which are scarce back home and cost a dollar each if you’re lucky to find…

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