Juneau The Deal
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So, I think I am liking this Trav buddy thing...but it is hard to reminisce about trips that were so long ago. Therefore, I think I need to make a disclaimer that some of the facts in these journals may be a little overinflated or just pure fiction. That's a defense mechanism of mine. If I didn't do anything exciting, well...I just lie and say that I did.
So on with the story...
First thing I did in Juneau, Alaska was get into a bare knuckled fighting match with an aligator. Now I know what your saying. "How lucky of you to see an aligator when they are not indiginous to Alaska!" And let me tell you, I agree! But let me be honest, they flew in the aligator for the match.
After that, (here is where the truth begins) my wife and I went on a whale watching expedition. Now that was freakin' amazing. The guides warned us that it was the slow season, but it was a hot spot of whale activity that day. Whale after whale kept surfacing. We even saw a mom and a baby whale, also known as a "mini whale" in scientific communities, playing by jumping halfway out of the water and falling back in on their backs. I am talking some Discovery Channel type shit. It was an outing that I will not soon forget. I may soon embellish upon the memory, but I will not forget it.
After that, I stopped world hunger.
All tuckered out from putting a cease to global famine, we elected to take a bus ride around the town. Juneau was alright. The nightlife was kind of dead, but that may be because they have 20 hours of daylight there. I don't really know if they have 20 hours, but I know somewhere in Alaska it stays light all the time at certain periods of the year. Remember, I am also the fella that is claiming to have fed all the starving kids in China. Sorry to all the moms-to-be out there. Can't use that line anymore on your stubborn kids as they sit steadfast in opposition to their plates of spinach. Anyway, during the bus trip we had a chance to look at a huge glacier. It was big. Blue. Full of ice. I hear it is retracting. All these scientists are making a big deal about the recessing of the glaciers and global warming and how the world is in a climatic change.
Well let me tell you something. I stood there for a good 20 minutes and that big block of ice didn't move an inch. And global warming. Not for nothing, but it was cold as hell out there. I didn't feel any warming going on in Alaska. Science, shmi-ence! That's what I say!
At the conclusion of the bus ride, we headed back for our cruise liner. That's what I like about Alaska. You really get the opportunity to rough it out in the frigid wilderness. For example, when I returned back to my room the attendant hadn't made one of those cute elephants yet with my towels. And then, if that wasn't enough, I had to wait more than two minutes for my first alcoholic drink. I feel lucky to have escaped the frigid tundra with my life.
And lastly, right before I fell asleep for a quick nap as the ship was departing from port...I figured out the meaning of life.
Stay tuned for the next journal and I'll tell ya all about it. Here's a sneak preview: it ain't all that complicated.