What’s going on in Juneau?

Downtown Juneau is starting to bustle with shoppers and just good spirits. The weather has been very agreeable so there are lots of people out in the streets shopping and dining. The Eaglecrest Facebook page showed us pictures of the first snow so WHEW!! we will be skiing this year. That’s a huge relief.

You can check out their awesome video (showing how much snow there is … taken 11/15/15) HERE.

Also good news for downtown – Tracy’s Crab Shack has opened for the winter! This is the first year they are attempting to have that business open year round. I didn’t believe it to be true so on Veterans Day when the kids had no school we all walked down there just to make sure. LOL. And look at our giant bucket!

Crab bucket at Tracy's Crab Shack.
Crab bucket at Tracy’s Crab Shack.

 

Thanks Jeff for the extra fries.
Thanks Jeff for the extra fries.

Check out Jeff the chef at the shack. He was so excited to see us we got some extra French Fries for the kids. Thanks Jeff.

Then we walked to Rainbow Foods to order a holiday turkey – and it looks like their staff is having a good time with pumpkins. They started their Thursday night International Supper series again so we enjoyed delicious Indonesian food that evening for dinner. It’s grab and go so it couldn’t be easier.

Great use of squash at Rainbow Foods
Great use of squash at Rainbow Foods

Then over the weekend we drove to Sandy Beach, which is only about 5 miles – also an easy bike ride if we were so inclined – and had a big warm fire in one of the shelters. What a great week in Juneau.

Nothing like a toasty fire on the beach.
Nothing like a toasty fire on the beach.

Looking forward, November seems to be the month of Film Festivals. At the JAHC is the Wild and Scenic Film Fest and at the Nickelodeon is the Opera and Music Fest. “Letters Aloud” at the JACC the 23rd and 24th looks very funny and Sweeney Todd at Perseverance Theater will be amusing and creepy and of course fantastic. I have tickets to everything and I can’t wait to go.

So, yes, the Holiday Season is shaping up nicely. Juneau is really at its best in the off-season. Come experience it for yourself!! Don’t forget our great resident rate of $99/night from now until the end of they year. (PS – just call us.)

Until next time,

– Jill