(7-11-3) Bending over to see the antique car, not from the bumpy boat ride, John is trying to decipher something about the car's radiator.
(7-12-1 ) On Wednesday, the 12th, we were in Juneau. This excursion took us to the Mendenhall Glacier via a mile hike through a small corner of the Tongass National Forest. We spent about an hour amid forested moraines and other glacial landscapes scattered with wild flowers and mosses. We were not fortunate enough to see any black bears or salmon.
(7-12-3) From there, we boarded a specialized watercraft for whale-viewing. This proved to be more successful than the other day. The guide informed us that the Stephens Passage was/is a well-known whale area. We witnessed a lot of flukes, but no breaching whales.
(7-11-4) Kyle and Stephannie enjoyed exploring the natural artifacts in an Alaskan art store.
(7-12-2) The flower, if I remember correctly, is a red fireweed. (I'm sure if Skip has time to read all this stuff, he'll catch and correct any errors I make!)
(7-12-5) On our way back to shore, we spotted some lazy seals resting on a buoy.
(7-12-6) By this time, we were starving!! Since there was a long line waiting to get into this famous restaurant, we figured it had to be good. And the aroma was wonderful. Trust me, Tracy's Crab Shack is fantastic!
In Juneau, the highlight of all the beauty, was Skip's sculpture, "Tahku". There are no words, at least in my vocabulary, that can do justice to this monument. We were/are in total awe.
FYI for Skip--the eagles are still pooping on Tahku.