Thursday, August 16, 2007

A spontaneous weekend in Juneau


So Alaska Airlines dropped the amount of miles it takes to fly within the state of Alaska to 10000, so we were sitting around trying to think of something fun to do for the weekend and we jumped online and grabbed some tickets to Juneau. We had always wanted to go so we just went. It was a blast, Juneau had a ton of character and we loved every minute of the trip. Except for maybe ther restaurant at the top of the tramway, kinda crappy, but the trails and views from the top were excellent. We didnt have time to find a place to stay before we left so we just scoped it out when we got there, ended up staying in the oldest hotel in town, back from the mining days. It was cool, cheap and even had a good band in the bar that night. We walked the city and checked out the mendenahall glacier, which was really huge. We love the downtown and ate at a really good place called Wild spice. Mongollian style grilling with an alaskan twist. We also went on a tour of Tracy Arm, it was the highlight of the trip. They told us there was no room on the boat that we didnt make reservations in time but we showed up early in the morning anyway hoping for a cancellation and got on.... Glad we did boy. There were whales and waterfalls and puffins and seals and calving glaciers and sea green waters and we couldnt have had more fun. Check out the pictures and if you ever get the chance to visit Juneau do it.

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I'm so jealous! I have always wanted to see a whale up close like that. Great pictures!