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... such big black birds. Seen Bald Eagles in the trees and one flew past us while we were in the air; it was nearly as big ad us!
The food has been great - halibut, salmon, crab cakes and chowder - the local brew not bad also.
We are off to Slitka later this morning and I am not sure about WiFi at the B&B there. So until you hear from us again, bye....
Another beautiful day in fake Alaska!! We docked early again and got off the ship after a room service breakfast. First, we took Mt. Roberts tramway for a cable car ride to the top. Wonderful views on a clear day like we had. Took lots of photos of the ship and hiked around for a bit before heading back into town for an early lunch. We had Mexican food which was meh. We met our van to take us to the helicopter pad at 11:30am. ...
... off the glacier. The ship stayed near the glacier for almost an hour and made 2, 360 degree turns so everyone could get a good view. The captain made the helicopter pad available for viewing and David went out there but it was too crowded to get near the rail, and it was really cold. I stayed on our balcony for the entire hour and despite being pretty cold couldn't bring myself to come inside. We wore 2-3 layers and ear warmers. I used a tripod to take video. and ...
Our group of 20 met for dinner on Monday night at the Metropolitan, the ships main dining room. We toured with a few of the folks but for the most part, the only time we saw them was for dinner and drinks. It was nice to catch up. We found that the second bear watch group saw 5 bears and Tracy got a terrific pictures of one eating a salmon. Our assistant server was very nice and made a lighted napkin peacock and a crown/ bishop's hat for Tracy. I was ...
... brought thousands of prospectors to the region and turned an empty hillside into a town almost overnight. In order to process the low grade ore they needed mills, which required electricity. The steep hillsides enabled hydro power and Juneau was the first city in the US to be fully electrified. The discovery of gold in the Yukon further entrenched Juneau's position as the gold center of Alaska. By the time the gold ran out, Juneau was the capital of the US ...
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