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!
Steve and the group went to the various museums around Haines in the morning and went floating down a river in inflated rafts in the afternoon. I went to the clinic in the morning, but they were very busy. (Sunday was a wild party night in Haines?) I had to return at 2pm.
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.
Pablo Eisenberg, senior fellow at the Georgetown Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, calls Franklin Graham’s salary “outrageous” and states Graham is excessively (2x) overpaid compared to other similar international non-profit relief organizations. “It’s a moral issue, particularly for a man of faith.”
Since most people don’t keep their car for 10 years, they are paying taxes for a vehicle they no longer own. High marks for clever. Very clever! I call this theft, not taxation. At best one would call it a hefty tax increase.