Travel

Alaska – The Real Day 1 – Juneau

All of our flights were on time yesterday, so travel was smooth except for the layovers and the long flights …

We left Seattle around 8:30 PM:

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Flying through the sunset was interesting:

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Arriving into Juneau, we soon found our driver (provided by the Cruise Line), retrieved our luggage, and made the short trip to downtown Juneau, and our Hotel.  We are staying at the Goldbelt Hotel – not quite up to Best Western standards, but conveniently located downtown and across from where we will meet the ship tomorrow.

Leaving the Juneau Airport at 9:30 pm.

Leaving the Juneau Airport at 9:30 pm.

 

We went right to bed after checking in.  I was up by 5AM, so went out for a walk and took a few photos.

The early morning view from our room.  If the large cruise ships were in town, they would be along the left.

The early morning view from our room. If the large cruise ships were in town, they would be along the left.

 

The Goldbelt Hotel - one of the businesses owned and operated by Native Alaskans

The Goldbelt Hotel – one of the businesses owned and operated by Native Alaskans

 

The Wilderness Explorer - docked across from the Hotel.  We will be on this ship for Week 3 of our Un-Cruise.

The Wilderness Explorer – docked across from the Hotel. We will be on this ship for Week 3 of our Un-Cruise.

 

A panoramic view of Juneau Harbor and the mountains beyond

A panoramic view of Juneau Harbor and the mountains beyond

 

A look at one of the downtown shopping areas - lots of tourists shops, as you would expect

A look at one of the downtown shopping areas – lots of tourists shops, as you would expect

 

I went back to the room and Lou was getting ready.  It was just past 6AM but he was hungry!  Food was sparse on the trip yesterday.  We walked to a small cafe, the Sandpiper, and had a nice breakfast:

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Lou ordered his favorite - corned beef hash and eggs.  It was prettier than what they serve at the Wagon Wheel, but not quite as tasty - not enough grease, we figured ;)

Lou ordered his favorite – corned beef hash and eggs. It was prettier than what they serve at the Wagon Wheel, but not quite as tasty – not enough grease, we figured 😉

 

It sprinkled on our way back to the hotel, but we walked around town.  Lou is napping, and I am getting ready to go out for a short drive.

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  1. It’s so great to see your photos of Juneau. Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I was there. It all looks so familiar and wonderful.

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