I am saddened to report that my dear mother passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. She was just 3 months away from her 80th birthday. My sister, Rebecca, gave her a surprise birthday party for her 79th birthday. Mother was challenged with many difficult conditions for many years, but she remained a strong-willed fighter […]
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I originally thought this would be just another boring travel day spent couped up in jets.. Well, it was. But we did have a little excitement in the Juneau Airport.
We spent our final day hanging around in Juneau, a really quirky town, as I mentioned early on in the trip. One of the things I noticed about the people in Alaska is that they are exceptionally friendly. “Oh, we have an unwritten rule in Gustavus: you never pass anyone on the road.”
Today we were supposed to fly from Gustovus back to Juneau. However, the weather appears to have decided otherwise. We have been packed for several hours now and are hanging out, waiting for the call! The fog and drizzle appear to have burned off (mostly) here and reportedly in Juneau, but not in the intervening […]
Today we boarded the St. Phillip to take a cruise up to the northern most point of Glacier Bay. The boat was full of people. The weather began as dreary, rainy, and rather cold, but the views were still astonishing. In fact, I’m glad I had the chance to see the fog and clouds doing […]
Steve and the group did a long hike. I could have chosen to do a 1 mile hike that was flat, but I just didn’t want to risk slipping/sliding in the mud or on the wet boardwalk. This turned out to be a good call.
Today we boarded 2 vans and headed to the Haines International Transcontinental, Intergalactic Spaceport to fly to the remote town of Gustavus, population 350. No TSA hassle here!
The mountains on both sides of the fjords are quite beautiful, even as they were mostly covered at their tops by dense, moving clouds. The weather activity gave them an other-worldly look. I particularly enjoyed the cloud activity high above the mountains and shot numerous pictures of it. Because of the harsh abrasion from the […]
Today we traveled from Atlanta through Seattle, Washington, to Juneau, Alaska. When landing in Juneau, the runways are situated between gorgeous and jagged mountains on both sides.