Westmark Baranof Hotel
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Juneau has a population of approximately 33,000. Federal, state and local government employs four out of every ten Juneau workers. I found this figure really interesting as I have to say Juneau is the only city I have visited, that I have taken photos of display boards in the toilet! We visited the small Juneau-Douglas city museum and there were all these interesting display boards in both washrooms. They were 'comic like' and all having a go at the government!
... to Alaska. David sang in the choir, swelling the numbers by 33.3%. It was a strange experience, much repetitious chanting and all it seemed in praise of St Herman. To keep our fish theme we sampled sockeye salmon poke (pronounced pok-ay not poke) with soy cured roe, crispy skin crisp and sesame seeds. It was cured salmon in a sweetish coating - quite delicious. And now I know what to do with unwanted fish skin - dry it in the oven and serve as a ...
... Out on deck 4 the nearly melted remnants of the iceberg from Sawyer Glacier was still present. It looked pretty pathetic at this point and it made us laugh a bit. It was a really breezy and chilly night and I somehow thought shorts would suffice. Guess what? We didn’t make our goal in laps tonight, but rather went back to the cabin to warm up and catch shut eye for the evening. Turned out the boys were so tied they even skipped their nightly pizza run! ...
... and Ben went to dance at the Pixar after-party. (Alex went to bed in Anyu's room). It's been so great to see how independent the kids have been here - and how many friends Mitch has made during this time.
I went out onto the deck- it was after 10pm and the sun was just beginning to set. It was absolutely stunning! A still sea, and a beautiful pink and orange sunset. It was freezing but not raining. I had fun taking some gorgeous photos.
We are now cruising through the Inside Passage waterways of Alaska and Juneau was our first landfall in the area. Surrounded by calm water, steep wooded hills and peaking snow topped mountains, this has to be one of the prettiest settings for a state capital anywhere in the U.S. However downtown Juneau has to be one of the ugliest towns I have ever seen! Something that looks like a VERY low budget western movie set! Our rep on board told us that, being currently single, she ...