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I enjoyed reading your article "How would you spend your 36 hours in Juneau?" (by Katie Spielberger , Sept. 9) as well as the NYT article. It started me thinking about our trip this year (first time to Juneau and first time to cruise). I would think an overwhelming number of folks get to visit Juneau far shorter than the "36 Hours," like us with just an 8- hour port call. So I did my "8 hours" this way: I would tell folks to do the combo fish/whale-watch tour and then grab a quick snack at (Tracy's) King Crab Shack. This combo proved to be the perfect day for six of us, with 18 humpback whales bubble-net feeding and 20 salmon caught, smoked, and shipped home, and mouth-watering crab to eat.
Juneau's best assets 091609 SPEAKINGOUT 2 Capital City Weekly I enjoyed reading your article "How would you spend your 36 hours in Juneau?" (by Katie Spielberger , Sept. 9) as well as the NYT article. It started me thinking about our trip this year (first time to Juneau and first time to cruise). I would think an overwhelming number of folks get to visit Juneau far shorter than the "36 Hours," like us with just an 8- hour port call. So I did my "8 hours" this way: I would tell folks to do the combo fish/whale-watch tour and then grab a quick snack at (Tracy's) King Crab Shack. This combo proved to be the perfect day for six of us, with 18 humpback whales bubble-net feeding and 20 salmon caught, smoked, and shipped home, and mouth-watering crab to eat.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Story last updated at 9/16/2009 - 11:47 am

Juneau's best assets

I enjoyed reading your article "How would you spend your 36 hours in Juneau?" (by Katie Spielberger , Sept. 9) as well as the NYT article. It started me thinking about our trip this year (first time to Juneau and first time to cruise). I would think an overwhelming number of folks get to visit Juneau far shorter than the "36 Hours," like us with just an 8- hour port call. So I did my "8 hours" this way: I would tell folks to do the combo fish/whale-watch tour and then grab a quick snack at (Tracy's) King Crab Shack. This combo proved to be the perfect day for six of us, with 18 humpback whales bubble-net feeding and 20 salmon caught, smoked, and shipped home, and mouth-watering crab to eat.

Even with the breathtaking beauty surrounding you and wildlife galore, the piece of this paradise that will best be remembered are the wonderful folks we met all over Juneau. My next trip, and yes there will be one, will have a large portion of time in the city itself perhaps just to have coffee and talk to the locals, Juneau's and perhaps Alaska's best assets.

Thanks again for the article and please pass our thanks to your fine city!

Rick Thompson,Oklahoma


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