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Travel Blogs from Ketchikan
... and granite. Near the water's edge we saw our first eagle! You can't imagine the excitement and awe! The first bird was a juvenile eagle, but then we saw an adult real bald eagle. You don't feel much more American than at the sight of a soaring bald eagle, lighting to perch in a tree. We drove a short distance further down the road to a roadside stand, selling local berry jams. Salmonberry was my favorite! We walked across the road ...
... lodge. The Interior was all cedar and we watched dancers perform, including an adorable 4 yr old boy and 2 yr old girl.
We were then led outside to hear the stories of the totem poles. Most of the stories were very sad with unhappy endings. I thought it was interesting to learn what they represent.
It was soon time to head back to the ship. We were going to catch a shuttle back ...
... thank you, I am very well thank you.
We were ushered into a big hall for a 12 minute video
presentation before going on a wilderness walk to the meeting house where we
were entertained by some singing and dancing ( I got the opportunity to dance
with them) before back out into the rain
for a 15 minute talk on about the totem poles.
A fascinating talk, but very rushed because of the inclement ...
... tracking down a phone number to call, had been closed for 2,5 years. Next up while taxiing we tried a couple more places before settling on just transient parking and leaving the rest up to tomorrow. It was late on Labor Day after all, so no surprise things were quite. Our hotel, a former Howard Johnson, had seen better days and I wouldn't recommend it, but for the price and location it did the trick. We found a brew pub and that quickly warmed us up and put the smiles back on ...
... either self-service or a more formal dining room, and had a meal in each. I am a teaholic and like my own brand of tea bags, so a large packet had accompanied us on our travels. Lots of help from contributors to the Tripadvisor forum had given us a good idea of what to expect on the ferry, so we'd also taken insulated mugs – the facility of having 24hr access to free boiling water in the cafe saw me contentedly sipping my mug of tea perched ...
Other places to stay in Ketchikan
3434 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $190
800 Venetia Way, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $175
4871 North Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan | 2 star hotelfrom $141
326 Front Street, Ketchikan | 1 star hotelfrom $102
1471 Tongass Ave., Ketchikan | Hotelfrom $95
207 Stedman Street, Ketchikan | 3 star hotelfrom $145