Alaska Map

We arrive
Kenai Peninsula
Glacier Bay
Glacier Gardens
A brief detour
Aboard the Sheltered Seas
Petersburg to Ketchikan
Last Leg

A Brief Detour

Bob woke up one morning in Juneau with intense pain from his ribs, so off we went to Bartlett Hospital for x-rays and a prescription for real painkillers.

As we drove looking for the hospital, we stopped outside what turned out to be a physicians building. Proving that Alaskans are not unlike residents of Maine, who only answer what you ask of them, we recorded the following exchange in asking for directions:

“Excuse me, is there an emergency room here.”


“Could you tell us where there is one?”

“At the hospital.”

“And where is that?”

“Over there” pointing to a building a block away.

Good thing no one was bleeding!

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© Robert and Jean Sue Libkind