Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day 4 via Alison in Wonderland

The morning started with sweet Heather going one floor up to the all-you-can-eat buffet and getting us breakfast. I had my usual fill of carbs and coffee. The ship is docked in Juneau, Alaska. This is our longest docking, 7AM – 9PM so we had plenty of time to explore. We actually saw patches of sun today!

Juneau is a pretty big city compared to Sitka. We took a tour bus to Mendenhall Glacier and on the way we saw a big part of the town. They have a Costco and a WalMart, proof that not only are they civilized, they are a good size too. ;)

Mendenhall Glacier was beautiful. Heather took off down the path to get a closer look while Kenny, Shanon and I sat at the base of the lake and just took in the scenery. It was really nice. At one point Kenny tried to teach me how to skip rocks but it’s a total boy thing. My rock went kurplunk every time.

We did some shopping in town and ate a great pud that Heather talked about, the Red Dog. Believe it or not I ate a pulled BBQ meat sandwich, almost as good as Pastor Steve’s! It was good atmosphere and entertainment. There hung a sign that said if you think you are receiving bad service then lower your standards. To the contrary, our waitress was friendly and fast. There was also an old gun encased that said it was the gun of Wyatt Earp, checked at the bar in 19-something or other and never checked out. It was a very popular hang out and I can see why.

Heather’s company sponsored a salmon bake but I will not waste precious blog time AND bore you with the details. It was lame, the salmon tasted like it did back home and there were bugs everywhere. End of story.

When we returned to the ship we could not eat another bite so we skipped dinner, including another opportunity to eat melting cake. ;( Maybe tomorrow night.

Hugs and Kisses!


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