Cruise to Alaska - Day Four - Juneau

Monday, July 5, 2010

Once again we woke to sunshine and moderate temperatures. We wondered if we going to be lucky enough for a second day of great weather.

We hit the breakfast buffet around 8:30 and for once, had no problems finding a table. With the sun shining brightly we opted to sit outside on the open deck. What a pleasure! We took our time, snapping a few shots and uploading them to Facebook (we are trying to keep our Facebook friends somewhat apprised of the beauty and fun we are experiencing…LOL

We headed into town to do some shopping, knowing the main Harley-Davidson store was a must stop. Stu had found his shirt in Ketchikan but I still wanted to find something…which I did. Not too far into our walk we saw our first bald eagle. We’d been told they were everywhere but this was the first we had seen. He was just before the tramway ride.

We spent the morning browsing shops, enjoying some coffee while we addressed postcards to the family, buying souvenirs and gifts and ending up having lunch at the Red Dog Saloon.

Quite a place….the floor was inches deep in very fine sawdust, the entertainment was great, the atmosphere delightfully quirk, the beer cold, the food good and the service great! What more could you ask for? Oh, we also discovered Tim's Chips...they are the best we've ever had. Fortunately regional to WA & AK as far as we know...LOL!

We continued our journey through the stores, picking up a few more things and ended back at the ship about 3 PM. Time for some relaxation and a nap before we head out on our excursion for the day. We were going to a real salmon bake….our visit to Alaska wouldn’t be complete without that!

The trip to the location for the salmon bake was a bit anti-climatic. We did get to see the governor’s mansion and the state house….nothing spectacular like in the lower 48 though. We then arrived at the destination for the bake. Hmmm, not quite what we expected. It was in a nice location…in a wooded area by a river with a nice little waterfall. But the food was unspectacular and the rain soon started. We took a short walk to see the old mine entrance and the waterfall then headed back to eat. We didn’t waste much time there and took the first bus back to the boat. Oh well…have to have a dud once in a while. LOL!

We made it back in plenty of time to catch the evening show. The performer was Duncan Tuck….comedian and singer/guitarist. He put on a nice show and we stopped to chat briefly with him after the show.

You can see the rest of our photos in our SmugMug album.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you all had fun in Juneau! Sorry the Salmon bake wasn't as great as anticipated but it looks like you all had fun anyway.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)


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