I left you last time with a small teaser of our time in Haines. The ride down was spectacular! Amazing! Beautiful!
We got set up and settled in for our first days in Alaska! We enjoyed our happy hour outside with the amazing views in front of us! I posted this pic last time – but it’s worth a repeat:
I want to talk a minute about the CG. We looked into this a lot. Both couples individually, then talked together. We were trying to get someplace inexpensive (no small feat in AK), but when Linda & Steven found out about the view – SOLD! Budget was put aside. It was not the nicest CG in town, basically a gravel parking lot, but the VIEWS! We decided THIS is why we boondocked at visitor centers, Walmart, gravel parking areas, etc. – so we could have this moment RIGHT NOW in Haines – right on the water! Worth every single penny! And – have I mentioned the Eagles? The Bald Eagles? That flew around every day? See for yourself!
Monday and a good part of Tuesday were rainy and damp – a good time for two things – some chores and some potato soup! I got the potatoes baking in both the propane and convection ovens then got to some cleaning! Especially since we had not had hook-ups for awhile – it was time for some scrubbing!
The weather broke Tuesday in the afternoon and we got to seeing some sights! Our travel buddy, Steven, is always looking for places to take great photos, and sometimes he stumbles onto other things, and one day he came across a great place to get pizza. So – we go get pizza!
We woke one morning to an interesting site!
More scenes from around Haines
After much discussion with Linda & Steven, Bill and I had decided we wanted to take a fast ferry to Juneau for a day. We initially thought we’d go to Skagway, but they convinced us Juneau would be a better option. We walked up to the office to look into getting tickets, but it was too early, the ferry only goes there on weekends until next week. Bummer! So we decided to head to Skagway, as initially planned. The ride was very nice and we enjoyed our day. Our time in Haines was coming to a close. We were excited to be moving on to new territory, yet sad to leave this amazing place behind at the same time. Bill and I have already talked about going back on our way back to the lower 48, so we get to see bear and Bald Eagles as they fish for salmon.
This is the last pic I took as we packed up to pull away and make our way to the next destination, Destruction Bay.