Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day Six in Ketchikan, Alaska

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


  1. The Lumberjack show looks great! I would love to see that. Love the bubble gun but your Grand is oh so adorable! Glad things are going OK.

  2. Great Alaska sharing. Love the little sweetheart. Friends and family make things better.
    Hugs and prayers for you and John.

  3. There used to be a lumberjack competition that was on TV that I caught a few times. Amazing stuff!

    Hope you and you're husband are doing better.

  4. Enjoying your photos and fun that you have in AK. I visited there in the 70's and would love to go back.

  5. I enjoyed seeing your pictures. One of my Grandfather's was a logger. He was a topper (a high climber)



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