Historic Hood River
Time For a Cruise???
It may seem like an odd choice given current affairs, but I promise this cruise will be both safe and good entertainment.
A year after taking a road trip through Oregon and Washington, Olga Plog headed up to Alaska on this cruise ship. This postcard is glued into her scrapbook next to a first class ticket. This was eight years after Alva Day took his trip to Alaska, so I’ll bet they compared notes.
I believe the allure of a trip to Alaska was a natural response to all the coverage of the Klondike gold rush 25 years earlier. Both Alva Day and Olga Plog certainly heard stories of the Klondike when they were young, perhaps even first hand accounts. Olga got to visit all the key spots she would have read about, though in considerably greater comfort.
Olga took some great photos, and I’ve had a good time researching them. I hope you enjoy this little escape from Hood River. Here’s the itinerary for this ship.