Sunday, July 11, 2010
The Burgers are Cruisin', Day Three
On day three we woke up in Juneau, Alaska. It's located in the southern panhandle of the state, so the weather occasionally gets warm. On this day, however, it was about 55 degrees and rainy.
This picture shows downtown Juneau. The blue building is their wharf district and If you look closely you can see seaplanes floating beneath it. These were mainly used to take tours of the area, but in an emergency, I could see how these would be useful. There are no roads that lead to Juneau. The only way in our out is by plane or boat. Unfortunately Sarah Palin found her way out, though.
After the boat docked, we walked to town. My wife and I stopped to take a quick picture of the Rhapsody of the Seas. She sure is strong. ;)
After our walk into town we stopped to grab a drink at the Red Dog Saloon... the oldest man-made tourist attraction in Juneau. It was interesting to say the least. The floor was covered in sawdust. The walls were covered in writing and the place was absolutely packed.
The Red Dog's signature drink was called a Duck Fart. It was made with kahlua, bailey's and whisky. We had to try one, right?
Next stop was the wharf district for a taste of local brew. The Hanger on the Wharf provided us with exactly what we needed. I had an Alaskan Brewing Company IPA and the wife had an Amber Ale... two very solid selections.
Oh yeah... and some crab legs. They were good, but not the best I've ever had.
As I was modeling my new gold and blue Juneau windbreaker (perfect for WVU games this fall), a visitor creeped up beside me.
We arrived back in our cabin to find an elephant (too bad it wasn't a donkey).