Thursday, May 17, 2012

The charming town of Haines

We began our walkabout town this sunny day by heading toward the cruise ship dock. Once a week a cruise ship may come here and this is the Welcome sign the tourists see. The merchants of the town also line the walk with flowers.

We had walked around most of Fort Seward and investigated the Alaska Indian Arts center. This shows the former officers quarters of Ft Seward from the doorway of the Hotel Halsingland. They had a very ambitious dinner menu posted for their dining room. One entree item was rabbit sausage with spaetzle, brussels sprouts and a mustard jus.

Another view of the officers quarters and parade grounds.

Lunch was back over in Haines proper at the Bamboo Room.  I had a very nice dish, halibut taco salad, no shell.  William had their famous halibut fish and chips.  We shared the taco salad and brought 1/2 the fish and chips home.  Beer is right on a sunny day.    

We spent most of the afternoon enjoying the displays at the Sheldon Museum.  I am especially fond of the Tlingit weaving and designs.

The hammer museum is closed until next week.  William was disappointed.

No whitewater on the bay. The high mountains all around glitter with snow.  Our RV looks out on this view.

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