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Return to Eagle River on our Last Day in Juneau

It’s our last day, and we’ve checked off everything we wanted to do, we even visited the glacier once again, early in the morning, to see if we can spot bear without the drove of tourists. Drat! No matter how early we get there, there is already at least one bus load already there.

Off to Eagle River, a place we love, with a stop at the University of Alaska book shop en route. The book shop is almost across from a place we used to stop when we would go for a ride on Sundays as a kid; we would stop for ice cream sandwiches. Now, ice cream sandwiches are replaced by our hunger for a different treat – books. 🙂

Eagle River is even more beautiful this glorious sunny day than it was the first time we visited. No bear, although a Mama and her cubs were reported earlier this morning, but a few gulls dining on dead salmon, and the eye-satisfying tableau of river, mountains, snow, channel, clouds, sky and a million shades of green.




I took this because of all the shades of green – a feast of green, from the blackest greens through the lush blue-greens to the yellow greens:


Just look at this luscious meadow! Can you hear Heidi calling for her Grandfather?


The peaks high above the meadow:


The ferry coming in, probably from Haines:


It’s getting late, and we need to pack, so we head back to the hotel, pack, work on hotel reservations in Seattle and head out for dinner.

September 14, 2013 - Posted by | Adventure, Alaska, Beauty, color, ExPat Life, Photos, Road Trips | ,


  1. Love the Heidi reference….read and re-read those books as a kid 🙂

    Comment by grammy | September 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. I loved Heidi, too. It was one of the most soothing books I knew.

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 16, 2013 | Reply

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