The week after Alaska’s 90 day legislative session comes to a close, its capital seems to slow down and take a huge sigh of relief.
Juneau’s streets are quieter, its restaurants are emptier; hotels are ghost towns.
The city may seem like a sleepy town now, but in about a week or two, merchants will be accepting money from people wearing sandals and shorts instead of suits and wingtips.
“Instead of in-state visitors, we get out-of-state visitors,” says Wayne Jensen, the chairman of the Alaska Council. “And some of the things that Juneau has attracts both.”