Day Sixtyseven

Juneau, AK to Skagway, AK
July 31st, 2009

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Prime seats on the solarium deck!
Our last ferry ride for the trip
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
The Bus Playlist
25 in the bus, 103 on the ferry
Silence on the car deck
Sunny in the 70s
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Gulls, Salmon
Pullen RV Park, Skagway, AK
Skagway, AK

Daily Didactic
We started the day early in our room in the very cool Silverbow Inn, in downtown Juneau. Todd, Cori, and Theresa all went for runs in town and Brian ran downstairs for a cup of coffee and complimentary breakfast. After everyone was back and fed a few hours later we all climbed back in the bus and headed to do some shopping for the Chilkoot Trail. We started at Fred Meyers, then hit the Sporting Good store in the mall by the airport, and then tried Walmart for some hard to find items.

The shopping list mostly retired, we headed for a little touristing at Mendenhall Glacier. We peered at the ice, visited the visitors center, and milled with the buses of cruise ship folks until it was time to find lunch. Lunch, it turns out, was back at Fred Meyers. Food in hand, we headed to the chaotic Juneau Alaska Marine Highway terminal. We have been to a bunch of ferry docks in the last week, but Juneau is something all together different. There were two ferries in dock and a few more circling in Auke Bay waiting for their turn. There were people and vehicles all over, and the whole thing felt more like a busy day in an airport. We waited in line on foot, and then waited in line in the bus.

As it was looking like spots in the sun on the solarium might be a little competitive, Todd and Cori walked on and secured us a corner up top. It was another gorgeous bluebird day on the solarium and we napped and gawked at the scenery off and on for the six hours it took to get to Haines and then Skagway. We rolled off the ferry at 9:30 and parked the bus in our old standby downtown RV park and campground, Pullen Creek. We headed for another old standby, the Red Onion Saloon, missing a late night meal but catching some really good music.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

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Downtown Juneau, at the Silverbow Inn Looking at Juneau from across the bridge to Douglas
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There were around a hundred cruise ship passengers and , oddly, no bears Brian and Theresa, trying to get out of the glacier's way
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Icebergs Todd and Cori toying with glacier
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Very pretty Road shot, onto the Malispina
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That's Todd, way up in the back left corner This will work
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Yep Theresa, ready to make this home
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Yesterday's ride, the Fairweather, racing back to Juneau Waterfalls off the icefield
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A lighthouse on an island More ice field and glacier views
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It's all... ...just very...
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...spectacular scenery Dinner, made by real chefs
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At Haines it was time to pull out the bags More water heading for the sea
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Another way to travel Ferry style
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Skagway on the horizon The Malaspina, we like this one
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Leaving our SouthEast ferry adventure behind Late night in the Red Onion Saloon. Check out the sweater

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