Two Boomers on an Eight-hour Whirlwind Tour of Juneau, Alaska
Juneau, Alaska – Did you know that Juneau, Alaska is the only capitol city in the world that you can’t drive to? You can either fly into Juneau, or take the Alaska Marine Highway.
The Alaska Marine Highway is a state-owned ferry system that operates a fleet of 11 vessels along a scenic 3,500-mile route from Washington State to the Aleutian Islands. It provides economical, year-round transportation to 30 port communities and a unique option for travelers.
Originally designed to provide transportation to road-less areas of Alaska, the Marine Highway offers locals and visitors the ability to travel together through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. In fact, the Marine Highway encompasses a route so spectacular it has been designated an All-American Road and one of America’s National Scenic Byways.
A marine highway. Now that’s a paradigm changer.
As you can see in the photograph above, by the time our cruise ship (see video) sailed into Juneau, there were already 10,000 people ashore from four other docked cruise ships.
The streets of Juneau were crawling with baby boomers and there was a lot of excitement in the air.
We have much more to share about our whirlwind eight-hour tour of Juneau, but we will do that in a few more upcoming posts.
Here’s a final parting shot of Juneau, Alaska that we shot from atop Mount Roberts.
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