Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Juneau!









Juneau, the capitol city of Alaska is situated approx. 600 air miles south of Anchorage and 900 miles north of Seattle. The city is only accessible by air, or sea as there are no highways connecting Juneau with the rest of Alaska, or Canadian provinces. The average Summer temps. are in the 50's with lows in the 40's. Juneau gets more than 18 hours of sunlight during the month of June, but only about 6 hours at the winter solstice.

Anxious to get of the ship, we were up at the crack of 3 a.m. :) and after one of the mega buffet breakfasts on the ship we were on the streets of Juneau by about 7 a.m. We took a tram to the top of a mountain that overlooked the town and saw a play done by native Indian tribes about Ravens at the top of the mountain. The views were astounding once again, and they just kept getting better the more time spent on land. We hiked a few trails into an old growth forest and John had great fun climbing the massive trees. The soil is shallow and the roots grow on top so it made a wonderful climbing adventure!

After riding the tram back down, we boarded a trolley that took us on a tour of the city. We saw many interesting neighborhoods... including THIS one! (Sheila L. you were correct!).

Click on the pics to put yourself a little closer to all the majesty!!

**Well, I thought the testosterone was back to normal levels after the sea plane adventure.... but I was wrong. They had another agenda. The afternoon, was spent once again praying for the boys safe return....

to be continued...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Susan,

I'm so enjoying following you on this wonderful cruise! Beautiful photos!

Jennifer, mommy to Adrienne

Susan said...

And I so enjoy following ALL your journey's Jennifer. A BIG thank you for all you have done for the adoption community @ http://www.myadoptionwebsite.com/
I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't check it.

Mob said...

The city is beautiful. I love your photos. Those roots that John is climbing on are really neat, i've never seen anything like it.