On the sixth day of our cruise, we sailed in to Ketchikan. It was a beautiful place. We did the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.
In the early 1900's Alaska's timber industry was booming. Rugged frontier lumberjacks toiled at work each day in one of North America's most grueling environments to harvest timber for our growing nation. From remote logging camps up and down the coast of southeast Alaska, you could hear the pounding of the axe, the singing of the crosscut saw, and the cry of "Timber!"
Hardy lumberjacks would gather each summer in the sawmill town of Ketchikan to compete against rival logging camps. These fit, rugged men fought hard to take home the bragging rights of becoming the "Bull of the Woods". Today, these legends live on at "The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show".
This was a fun show to watch as they competed one against the other.
The rest of the day was spent shopping. My sister Jeannie and I both indulged in some jewelry shopping. Will show you later what I purchased.
Miss Laynee came over today and we played while her Dad mowed our yard. Thanks Michael. Michael and Brittany have been very good about helping out with the yard work the last few weeks - as have our neighbors. We are so thankful for all of them.
Anyway, I had gotten her a new bubble gun. You would not believe how long that thing blew massive bubbles before running out. It was certainly a good buy!
Till next time, Judy