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Day 1 in Juneau

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We left the house at 5:30 am, thanks Ryan and Makara for the ride to the airport. Our first stop was into Charlotte and then Seattle and finally Juneau. We had interesting folks to ride and talk with on each of the flights. We landed at 3:22 AT and still had a lot of day left. We checked into a quaint place called Grandma's Feather Bed. Each room is different and the place is too cute. We got checked in and then after talking a bit with the desk clerks, we decided to head to the Mount Roberts Tram. We enjoyed the ride up to the top of Juneau and ate at the restaurant at the top. The guys had fresh halibut, Evelyn had her calamari and I had my petite steak. We ended the evening with a most delicious blueberry pie, ala mode of course.

We hiked a loop trail through part of this beautiful rain forest and saw the one eyed eagle that lives there. I think we can' taunted get over the majesty of it all. Today was 65 degrees and sunny. Tomorrow the rains should begin. We hope to hit the Mendenthal glacier. As for now it is 10:12 here, but our bodies feel like it is 2:12 am. Wynn is already snoozing but I wanted to get a few lines written and a few pictures posted. Looking forward to a wonderful time together.

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Posted by brendagerber07 23:10

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I took that tram ride with Ray and what a beautiful site at the top and a beautiful start to the trip! Look forward to reading and seeing more!!!

by Char

This is a fabulous idea!

by Andrea Honeycutt

Sounds like a great start on your vacation. Keep sharing. I love reading your posts.

by Bobbie

I'm with Ev. I would have had the calamari too! Yum! Great pictures! Thanks for sharing so I can travel along with you. Can't wait for the rest of the trip!!!!!

by Karen

Have a great trip!!

by Jim/Jill

Hi Brenda and Wynn, don't know if you getting my e-mails or not. Your porch lite is on let me know if you want me to go over and turn it off. Thanks for the pics. Looks like you guys are having a great time. Does Wynn miss his bike yet? I already miss not hearing Shari over there. Too quiet without you guys around. Stay away from the Bears ha ha. Keep us posted we enjoy hearing from you and all the good pics. Stay safe my good neighbors.

by Kathy Miller

Enjoyed your post and looking forward to future posts. Enjoy!!

by Gloria A Hobor

GREAT pics! Nice to see a different perspective. Our bike group met by the tram but didn't go up. Beautiful view.

by Evelyn Roob

Gonna be a very scenic trip. I think you'll enjoy the glacier. We took an 8 hour cruise during our time in Kenai to a glacier and saw it calving, where chunks of the glacier were breaking off and falling into the water. The sound of the glacier calving was powerful. Saw a bunch of whales and sea lions, too. My AIA Baseball Trip to Alaska took us to Kenai, Anchorage and Palmer (near the Matanuska Lakes State Recreation Area). Alaska is still one of my favorite spots I've been able to visit. The mountains and valleys are amazing. HAVE A CRAZY & WONDERFUL TIME IN "THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN".

by Ron Hobar

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