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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Olerud's Market Center in Haines, Alaska

Olerud's Market Center has groceries & more...








Fresh fruits & vegetables













Snacks & Dairy









Fresh Meats &
Cold Cuts











Frozen Foods












Olerud's is a full service
grocery store.







But wait... there's more...







Greeting Cards














Women's Clothing












Men's Clothing








Towels & Bedding







Haines is quite remote.  It's located on a peninsula in the Southeastern section of Alaska with just two roads to access the town.  Or, residents can take the ferry to Juneau.  Having a small department store in town is a wonderful convenience.

The Haines Brewery at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines, Alaska










It's time to sample some
local beers at Haines 
Brewery.












Eric takes careful notes of
the beers he samples.

I get a sip from each
5 ounce glass.













Eric ponders the souvenirs
while sipping some beer.









A heat exchanger is cooling the
water to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
















Beer has always
been important.








Eric had a great time discussing the beers with the brew master.  Now Eric knows what local beer to order at restaurants in town.

The Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines, Alaska







Eric at the gate to the
fairgrounds.













I like the old fashioned
wooden buildings.











Eric's going to try some
local beers here.  









I found a dog lazing away in
front of one of the buildings.














The Haines Beer Fest
was held here Memorial
Day Weekend.












A tent sits in front of
the exhibition barn.












The raised beds in the
Haines Community Garden
are ready for plantings.











All visitors to the fairgrounds
are thanked for their support. 






The Visitor Information Center in Haines, Alaska






The Visitor Information
Center

Everyone's first stop
in a new town.









Visitors can get pamphlets
when the building is closed.






There's lots information
here.






Use the local land line
if your cell phone
isn't working.



Armed with pamphlets and brochures to read, we continue our first drive around Haines.

In and Around Haines, Alaska







Entering Haines
from the south












Center is always the
first stop in a new town.








Olerud's Market Center has
groceries & more.







Chiklat Restaurant
& Bakery














We dropped off a few
things were no longer used






Lighthouse Restaurant
& Bar















Eric liked this street scene.










A sign commemorating the
founders of Port Chilkoot.

World War II bought
Fort William H. Seward &
created a community
on its grounds.


























A Raven roosts on a
street light.










Mosey's Cantina

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dinner at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake in Juneau, Alaska






Eric thumbs through our
& finds a coupon for
a Salmon Bake. 






We will buy one Salmon Bake dinner and get the second one free.







We will take a bus to the













Our bus driver, Al, gives an
insider's tour of Juneau.









Families get their picture
taken in an "Alaskan setting."














The Salmon is cooked
over a wood fire.









The cook puts a brown sugar
sauce on the Salmon.












Gold Creek Salmon Bake is
set up to serve one hundred
or more per seating.








Cold drinks are in the
little houses on stilts.









Hot Coffee & Tea
is available.












Cesar Salad, Baked Beans,
Au Gratin Potatoes, Rice,
Sweet Gherkins, Olives
& Corn Bread
















We have dinner music.
















My dinner







After trying the Salmon with the sweet sauce, we decided we preferred out Salmon without extras.







We eat Blueberry Cake
for dessert.










After dinner we browse
in the Gift Shop.






And walk to the nearby
waterfalls.






A family walked to the
fire rings to roast
marshmallows.