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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 20th 2013

more fun today tmrw will be even more fun pics........ 1000 words - not here - not now - another great day.... read more
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Bear
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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 20th 2013

finally figured out how to get the pics I took off of my phone. these are from the trip - in no order. I wonder how many this site will allow me to upload ? We'll see...... All is well - except it's still raining.... read more
Skater's cabin
Skater's Cabin
Mendenhall glacier

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 18th 2013

The days are whipping by, and I thought today was Friday. Good thing it's only Thursday. Hit the downtown Juneau nightlife last nite. I feel the smalltown vibe, and like it. Raining still, but not cold. 60's today. Justin is at work, so I will post some more pics here and get the day going. Not sure what's in store for today, but tmrw we are taking the Tram up to OctoberFest - Justin hosting as a Rep from Alaskan Brewery. He said we are gonna be like celebrities doling out free beer. But, that is tomorrow. Oh- yea..... Most of you know I am not a "Dog Person", but rather am "Cat People", but I must say - Justin's two dogs - Otis and Oscar - are making an impact on my perception of dogs. ... read more
Justin pad
Justin pad
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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 18th 2013

These are pics from Justin's residence. Lots of old cars and mechanical stuff. We went and visited an old woman friend who lived in Austin for 30yrs - her place was nestled down at the bottom of a bank/cliff. Totally secluded. The pic out the window is from her place, as is the blurry pic of her and Justin. Also pics from downtown last nite.... read more
Justin's Pad
Justin's Pad
Justin's Pad

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North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 17th 2013

NORTH TO ALASKA – day 2 = Friday. I am visiting my Landlady –Karen – who hosted a HUGE party at her palatial estate! Complete with a 6 pc band that were absolute Pro’s. I got to sit in for 2 songs (you knew that was coming). Tons of great food – great people…… The only bummer is that I unknowingly dropped my GoPro camera in the middle of the festivities , and someone ran it over and I am afraid it is toast. LUCKILY- Karen has one too- so I am borrowing hers for the rest of the trip. I will post some of those pics as soon as I can. Not doing too good with finding phone or internet reception out here, and this will continue to be a challenge.... read more
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BACKYARD

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 17th 2013

This boat is HUGE ! 9 stories – I am sleeping on a hard plastic patio recliner with two rented blankets and a rented pillow. $7 total. I am on the top floor called The Solarium. We were warned that we should not try to use phones or internet until we stop in Ketchikan, or the roaming fees will kill you. Thus I am writing much of this offline, to post later. Met some nice people on the journey: Marie and Bob – 74 yr old couple traveling the world…..Carl and Shawn – they are the only two people on the Solarium with me. Took Dramamine yesterday, and that stuff is wicked. I spoke to a boat employee who said she takes Bonine, so I bought some for $10. Dramamine is evil, and I didn’t quite ... read more
Alaskan Passage Trip
Alaskan Passage Trip
Alaskan Passage Trip

North America » United States » Alaska » Juneau » Endicott Arm September 17th 2013

The Dramamine is finally wearing off – that stuff is evil. Never again hopefully. Slept like a baby though. Today has been this: up at 11am – had two eggs and toast, back to bed. Up at 2pm, had a bloody mary with Marie and Bob - the old couple I met – they are rich and cool. Then back to bed for a catnap until 6pm. Oh how I love sleeping. Sleep. What a concept. You can only sleep when you have absolutely nothing to be accountable for. That is why my cats sleep all day. I would too. BUT- I wanna see the planet up here in Alaska. Super foggy and really cant even see shore all day. Going to hit the restaurant tonite for something other than food I brought, which is running ... read more
Alaskan Passage Trip
Alaskan Passage Trip
Alaskan Passage Trip

North America » United States » Alaska » Nome September 14th 2013

It was cloudy last night but the Aurora was pretty active so I took my camera outside in the wee hours of the night and put it on a long exposure. You can't really see the northern lights with the naked eye, but they come to life through the lens.... read more

North America » United States » Alaska » Valdez September 14th 2013

Another early day for us (6:45 pick up), but not as early as for our poor bus driver who had to go from Valdez to Anchorage and then on to Whittier to pick us up from the boat ride. When I saw that this trip had a "cruise" on Prince William Sound, I figured it was a couple of hours in the Sound and back to Valdez. Nope, it's a 6.5 hour cruise from Valdez to Whittier. Since there were only 28 of us (27 tourists and one tour guide who got to play tourist today), the Stan Stephens cruise people put us on the smaller boat, which was just perfect for us. We were joined by one other couple, who turned out to be the captain's parents and were very nice. I think this cruise ... read more




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