Gold Panning near the Silver Bow Basin

Our next stop was Juneau where we hopped on a tour bus to go gold panning! Our tour guide entertained us with lots of Alaska puns as we made our way to the panning location. Once we stopped, he taught everyone to pan for gold using dirt that had been collected from another location earlier…

The Hubbard Glacier

The next highlight of our cruise was the Hubbard Glacier. Dawn and I had been on a similar cruise where we saw it years ago. We recalled icy wind, bitter-cold temperatures, and not getting very close to the glacier. It was SO funny because we got everyone bundled up only to go outside and feel…