A nice young local man tried to explain how to pronounce Gunalcheesh. He said the closest he could think would be, "Good-ass cheese".
Southeast Alaska was beautiful...and blessedly cooler. People warn that it rains there a lot, but I had 8 out of 10 days of sunshine.
Here are a few photos to share.
A jacket!! Back home it was 97 degrees and here I'm wearing a jacket. Awesomeness!
Juneau harbor is a parking lot for cruise ships.
I didn't take a cruise, but they sure are impressive.
I tried my luck at panning. Managed to find a flake or two of gold.
Took a whale-watching tour from this harbor.
This was one of those, 'pull off the side of the road and take a picture' moments.
Hiking through the wilderness. What you don't know is that at this very moment, bug spray was my best friend.
I want to live on that boat.