|Skagway is very definitely a tourist town. Broadway street is a preserved gold rush historical street. It has false fronted buildings lined by a boardwalk with lots of shopping. Everything a tourist could want. I was surprised at all the jewelry stores.
We did the downtown shopping visit and stopped in The Red Onion for lunch. It was a brothel during the gold rush days. The waitress have the traditional outfits and have a good time flirting and serving everyone. You can tour the upstairs brothel for $5.00.
We drove out to the Dyea Town site which takes you past the Taiya Inlet and the Skagway River. It once had up to 8000 residents during the gold rush-era. The town is mostly gone with some remnants remaining. There is also a cemetery with the graves of men killed in the Palm Sunday avalanche in 1898.
First day here was a beautiful day, we didn't need jackets. It was in the mid 60's with lots of sunshine. The local men were sitting in their yards with their shirts off. Then day two turned out to be windy and cold. High was 60.. feels like 52.
Tomorrow we start our journey back to the states. We will be heading back to the Yukon and probably won't be in the lower 48 till the weekend or later. There is still a lot of scenery to see, as we are told the Cassiar Highway (our route back) is quite beautiful.