I was up early on Thursday morning, helped by the 4 hour time difference. I set out at 5am to explore Juneau; it was drizzly and cloudy.
I was back at the hotel before 7am, and Lou was ready for breakfast. We walked to the Sandpiper Cafe, and had a very good meal. Food is expensive in Alaska, but we didn’t find it much more than in most resort areas in the US.
Note – I like to take food photos, but will try not to overdo it in this report.
Since we were up early and had a free day, we decided to go to Walmart to get some last minute supplies for the trip. I had booked a rental car for the day; this was easy since there was an Avis rental counter right at the Goldbelt Hotel. It was about a 20 minute drive to Wal Mart, which was out near the airport. We picked up a supply of cold medicine, ibuprofen, spare reading glasses, sun glasses for Lou, and a few other items. We didn’t have a cold, but thought it best to be ready since we would be gone for so long. We also drove around to see if we could find a Verizon store, but no luck (even though they advertised coverage in Juneau, we had no luck with the phones while in Alaska – those darned Apple iPhones).