Letter: A capital visit

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2002

The wet snow of Eaglecrest Ski Area, the buzz of the downtown gift shops, the salt water waves crash against the docks while the Alaska marble columns stand strong on our state Capitol watching over Juneau on its Main Street perch. These scenes are just a few of many which illustrate the beauty of Juneau.

Last March, my classmates and I had the chance to visit the Panhandle on our senior class trip. It was a time for fun and relaxation and Juneau provided us with this and more. We rode the Goldbelt tramway, which scales the side of Mount Roberts, giving us a birds-eye view of the city 2,000 feet below.

We also enjoyed rock climbing, the Mendenhall Glacier, a legislative session and the Shrine of St. Therese. There were so many sights to see and so little time to do it in. Many of these events were made possible because of the kindness and hospitality from the people of Juneau.

The Class of 2002 would like to give special thanks to Jamie Parsons and the chamber of commerce, Lori Sevier (Alaska Airlines), Terri Russi (Aspen Hotel), Kirby Day and Bill Hagevig (Princess Tours), Bullwinkle's Pizza, Barbara Johnson (Eaglecrest Ski Area), Chris Wyatt (legislative arrangements), Gary Droubay and Bruce Barker (Goldbelt Tramway) and Marty McKeown (Evergreen Motors).

Without the help of these wonderful Juneau residents we wouldn't have been able to make it. Thank you all very much.

Lacey Adcock

Wasilla High School



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