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Jul 1, 2015 - Our week in Juneau

Obviously we have enjoyed our time here in Juneau. I say obviously with the number of pictures of Mendenhall Glacier. At the face of the glacier is Mendenhall Lake and we are parked on the opposite shore. So the location has been excellent for a federal campground, full hookups and a great series of trails for exploring. Yesterday, we drove up the only highway out of town to the end of the road along Lynn Canal. A beautiful roadway but it gave us the realization of how isolated and remote the capital city of Alaska really is. Cruise ships...

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Dream On

Jun 23, 2015 - On the good ship Taku

Sailing south through the Lynn Canal, the waters were smooth and we even saw a few dolphin along the way in our wake. As we have our car detached for loading our vehicles on the ferry, cheaper, I was the first to board with the motorhome. Once on board and most of the other cars have been loaded, I'm wondering why Bev is still not on board. Well as in Skagway, she was also late. This time though was a bit different, the car wouldn't start. Fortunately, we now carry a jump starter with us and that problem was quickly solved. Being in Juneau...

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Dream On

Jun 14, 2015 - Juneau, AK onboard Celebrity Millenium

Sunday, June 14, 2015 Onboard Celebrity Millenium: Juneau, Alaska TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Tourists carry maps; Travelers carry curiosity." - Air Canada Well, some days a map is real handy too..... Another great weather day today - sunny and high of 76! Woke up at 7. Got coffee at the Cafe Al Baccio and brought it back to the cabin while Art put the bikes together. I wrote up a journal entry while he worked. Got a text from Jenny and then gave her a call; had a very nice time catching up with her. It's hot at home, 95-100 already. So glad...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Juneau, AK

Mon, 01 Jun: Juneau Alaska aboard the Regatta Well here it is, another day another port. This time Alaska's capital city, Juneau. After departing Ketchikan last evening, an event we witnessed from the Horizon Bar during Happy Hour, the Regatta continued north thru the inside passage to Juneau. We arrived late morning, again witnessing the sail-in from the Horizon (but no Happy Hour this early in the day). Wonder of wonder, the sun is shining! Most folks know that we love trivia. Well we have a great team on this cruise, all folks from the...

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Jun 1, 2015 - Juneau

This morning we took a boat called the Fjord Express out of Haines to Juneau. It is a fast catamaran that holds about 45 people. We were fed a light breakfast of a muffin, juice and coffee, and they fed us salmon chowder, bread and a cookie on the way back. It was a long day, but so cool. On the way to Juneau, we took time to watch humpback whales. We did not get too close, and they were moving pretty slowly so we only saw spray and their backs as they dove back down. We did see flukes on one of them. Woo Hoo! We also had a pod of Dall’s...

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Aug 17, 2014 - JUNEAU

Haines was where we caught our first ferry heading south down the Alaska Marine Highway (The Inside Passage). It was a 6-hour ride with cool but clear weather. The forest, water and glacier views helped make the time pass. It was quite an experience watching them loading the ferry. They are loading large RVs that are pulling cars as well as 35’ plus 5th wheels and trailers. In most cases they either have to back into their spot on the ferry or back out of it. I was proud as punch to be in a truck camper. We have had a lot of good weather...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Last Day in Juneau

Wed., Aug. 6th – We didn’t let a little rain keep us in – something we’ve learned very well while in Alaska. Luckily, the drizzle let up while we walked the downtown of this “land-locked” capital city. It’s amazing that we have a capital only accessible by air or water. There were 4 large cruise ships docked at the harbor, but surprisingly, it wasn’t hard to stroll up and down the streets with the typical conglomeration of gift shops, eateries, and such. We chose to splurge a little on lunch and have fish and chips at the Hangar Restaurant...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Juneau

Tues. Aug. 5th – Our exploration of Juneau began with a trip across the canal to North Douglas Island. I took in the gorgeous views while Steve fished here for an hour or so before going back to the DIPAC Hatchery on the mainland where we marveled at the masses of huge chum (dog) salmon gathered around the dock. In the afternoon, we took a ride up to Mendenhall Glacier and then out to take in the views from the Shrine of Therese on the north end of town. Tomorrow will be our last day here so we plan to walk around downtown and try to find a...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Juneau

SIDEBAR: As is obvious from yesterday’s journal. My blog is not turning out as anticipated. I had concluded on previous trips that I can’t read or write when moving. This applies to planes, trains, cars, buses, etc. There was no reason to expect that it would be any different on a cruise ship. And, it isn’t. I thought I had a solution. By installing a speech-to-text program on my laptop, I could simply dictate my journal into a microphone. Yesterday’s journal entry proved that it wasn’t working nearly as well as I had hoped. Yes, Dragon...

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Alaska Cruise 2014

Aug 5, 2014 - Haines to Juneau Alaska

AUG. 3RD- WE DROVE AROUND THE BAY WATCHING THE FISHING BOATS AND HOPE TO SEE A BEAR OR TWO BY THE RIVER LOOKING FOR SALMON. AUG. 4TH- TODAY WE TOOK THE CRUISE FERRY OVER TO SEE THE TOWN OF SKAGWAY, ALASKA ONLY AN HOUR AWAY. VERY TOURISTY THERE WERE 5 LARGE CRUISE SHIPS THERE AT THE SAME TIME. SAW THE RED ONION SALOON WHICH IN THE 1,800'S WAS ALSO A BROTHEL. TODAY WE ARE WAITING TO LOAD OUR RIGS ON THE INSIDE PASSAGE FERRY TO JUNEAU, ALASKA THE CAPITAL OF ALASKA ITS A 4 HOUR FERRY RIDE.

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Aug 4, 2014 - Ferry to Juneau

Mon., Aug. 4th – Steve and I had a leisurely day wrapping up our time in Haines as we prepared for our first experience on the Alaska Marine Highway. We were the only RV onboard along with many cars, trucks, vans, etc. It amazes me how these vessels can stay afloat transporting that kind of weight. The Lynn Canal between Haines and Juneau is breathtaking with the highlight being the view of Mendenhall Glacier coming into Juneau. We arrived at Spruce Meadows RV Park and took a ride into town where we ate at a Subway and swung into Fred...

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Aug 2, 2014 - A day in Juneau

Our first visit today was at Glacier Gardens. They had various native plants in a "natural" setting, including a corner of the Tongass National Forest. Their "innovation" was upside-down trees supporting flowers. The guides explained that they used fallen trees from the forest and stuck them in the ground with the root system "up." Interesting. Our next stop was the capitol building. Since the federal government had such a presence during Alaska's territorial days, Alaska used one of the federal office buildings as its capitol. Thus, the...

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