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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

little town city


W
e stopped three times and this was one of them. The best of them all. The first stop. We walked all over the place, we found berries and we could have gotten lost.



Haines, Alaska is my cup of tea. These people 'tolerate' the tourists, while others 'exploit' them...this town is a tight wire it wont be long before they start trying to 'cash in' with every boat load.



The state fair is coming up and it looks to be fun. We bought one of these posters for 5 bucks.




Salmonberries are not that sweet this year, so they say, because its been so warm and there aint much rain. Well we found them tartly sweet and perfect,in fact they could not have been better.



The strawberries were nice but the salmonberries were better.



You can buy Elk and Buffalo in the grocery store.




There were little buildings,




big leaves,




totem poles,



toys that look lifesize and



phone booths (wow) now this is an antique!



Look - its seals!

17 comments:

Marjie said...

Pretty little town. How's a southwestern guy going to like the winter, though?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gosh, Alaska is gorgeous. I've never been but would very much like to go.

Love the big leaf and the old phone booth. Still see those phone booths in the Bahamas, especially at the telephone company office. We've stood in those many a time waiting for the operator (inside the a/c building) to place a call for us to the US with outrageous prices per minute. Try standing inside one of those babies in one hundred degree weather out there - ouch. Of course you would know that the cord isn't long enough to stand outside the booth either.
Sam

doggybloggy said...

marjie: did you forget that I live in NYC?

MCK: I didnt get in this one - in fact this is a close as I got...LOL

Micky-T said...

I been there! We drove from New Hampshire, across Canada, up the old Alcan Highway(dirt) and down into Haines. Sweet little northern town ehh?

KennyT said...

Nice beautiful town.

girlichef said...

Everything is so beautiful. Love the buildings and the totem pole! What type of leaf was that? And salmonberries? I've never heard of them. Is that their actual name? So fun...keep 'em comin' :)

Pooja said...

What a lovely town. Loved the look of the berries. I would give anything to taste them! What a cute phone booth! Wonder how anyone can squeeze inside :)

Jenn said...

Hmmm...salmonberries? that's a first I've heard of them. Awesome pics. I want that state fair poster!!!

doggybloggy said...

micky: I liked this little town...

kenny: it sure is...

girli: yup salmonberries - thats what a local told us.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_spectabilis

pooja: sweet and raspberry like

jenn: cool poster huh?

Dana said...

This is the ONE cruise I really want to take. I'm enjoying living vicariously through you!

C.G. the Foodie said...

I am loving this tour. And I now really want to try salmonberries!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

What a fabulous trip you had. I love the photos you took. So how cool is Alaska this time of year? I'm sure cooler than El Paso. We hit 108 yesterday.

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! That's a pretty little town. I would've loved to see it in person!

buffalodick said...

I love Elk meat! Lean and flavorful.. Alaska in the summer looks like a beautiful part of the world to be in!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Salmonberries??? I want to try them!

What an neat little town.

Tangled Noodle said...

What a cool little town! I want some elk meat and salmonberries now.

Anonymous said...

I'll move there for a little bit. What bout the salmon?

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