Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Today we are in Juneau.  I love Juneau  It is beautiful.   Very hilly and lots of trees.  Before the trip, I did some research on yarn shops in the places were would visit.  The one I wanted to go to most is here.  Skeins.  I can't wait to find it. I bought a set of bamboo sheets at Cariloha.  They are amazingly soft.  I know Phillip will love them. 

Skeins turned out to be wonderful.  I walked in and there was yarn from floor to ceiling and the owner, Nancy Fenton, was playing Sting!  I was in heaven.  Nancy was so wonderful.  She is going through chemo and she shared a few things about the joys of that.  I am kicking myself that I didn't get a picture of her or her shop.  Skeins was one of the highlights of my trip.  Robyn and I had a hard time limiting our yarn purchases, but we finally decided on what we needed.  So much lovely yarn.

We met Cara, Nana, and Cathy at the Red Dog Saloon.  What a fun place.  You don't go there for the food.  It is definitely for the atmosphere.  They have so much to look at, a guy playing saloon tunes on the piano and sawdust on the floor.   We added our names to the multitudes already on our table and had a fun time enjoying the saloon. 

After lunch, we headed back to the ship and to our rooms to hang out on the balcony.  Again, I was mesmerized by the sea planes and took a few more videos.   I can't seem to get enough of them.  It was a wonderful day in Juneau.


Lin said...

I used to love going into quilt shops of the places we would visit on vacation--it was fun to connect with fabric even though we live very different lives. Sometimes, we found some need little restaurant or cool place to visit by just talking to the locals in the shops. I think it is a GREAT way to get to know the area--just by visiting a knit shop or a quilt shop. :)

I have really enjoyed your photos from your trip. I hope that all is going well and you are rejuvenated by your beautiful trip.