The day we met The Milepost

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I enjoyed this sign very much.
What a day. We got off the ferry after a rather random breakfast. The plan was to be healthy and eat oatmeal and a banana but the smell of bacon drew me in and I had to have it. First stop: visitor's centre. This one was a bit awkward. There were two ladies working: one who seemed slightly deaf and another who didn't want us to have a copy of the Treadwell pamphlet. In the end, we didn't need it because we decided to do the Perseverance Trail. No idea how far we went but we did see a beautiful waterfall.

We ended up at a bookstore where I had to have another book in Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series and where we met our new best friend, the Milepost. It ended up being one of the best purchases of our trip. After that, we picked up some delicious gelato from Juneau Gelato (I had applie pie).
Pretty no?


We went to the office of the company that does trips in to the Tracy Arm fjord thinking we were just inquiring but in no time, we'd signed up for a day trip ($140). Last exciting thing of the day was free beer tasting at the Alaskan Brewery Company. It's called a 'tour' but there isn't much touring. More of a talk. And then all the free beer you'd like to try. Dinner was at my favourite restaurant...Costco!

Funny story: when you pick a campsite, make sure it's not already taken. We picked the perfect campsite right by the lake with a view of the glacier. Set up our tent and went back in to town. We got back and realized that the site was already taken and had to move. Instead of dismantling our entire tent, throwing it in the car and reassembling it, we did the next most logical thing!
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I enjoyed this sign very much.
I enjoyed this sign very much.
Pretty no?
Pretty no?
I tried and failed to take a pictu…
I tried and failed to take a pict…
Attack!
Attack!
Protect!
Protect!
The girl that took this picture wa…
The girl that took this picture w…
We saw a MOUSE! It was adorable.
We saw a MOUSE! It was adorable.
Delicious.
Delicious.
They had beer bottles from around …
They had beer bottles from around…
THE BEST WAY TO MOVE A TENT!
THE BEST WAY TO MOVE A TENT!
With our sleeping bags etc inside …
With our sleeping bags etc inside…
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