Now is a good time to go to Juneau. Your legislators want to hear from you about the budget: what’s in, what’s out and what’s left over for our PFD!
The good news is this: Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Committee team up each year to offer a special “Constituent Fare” to offer discounted rates to our Capital City. If you’re an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member, you’ll receive an “e-certificate” this month. It’s in the same folder as your “companion fare” from your Visa card and the “Travel Now” certificate from Club 49.
I wrote a story about it in the Alaska Dispatch News. CHECK IT OUT.
Your legislators want to hear from you! They want to meet you (and your kids) in person. Visit the newly-remodeled Capitol. See the House of Representatives in session. Be introduced on the House Floor by your legislator.
FIND YOUR LEGISLATOR: Be sure and call your legislator and let them know you’re coming.
Now, the basics. Special thanks to Liz Perry over at Travel Juneau for this update:
WHAT TO EAT: McGivney’s Downtown Sports Bar has opened. Located in the Goldbelt Hotel, McGivney’s provides a beautiful, well-appointed space – interior design by Bauer & Clifton, large-screen TVs, changing menus – open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
SEE A PLAY: Perseverance Theatre presents the adult play, “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” from March 11- April 3. “The dawn of the age of electricity births a groundbreaking piece of technology.”
Like improv? The Alaska State Improv Festival – AS IF – is hosting their preview series March 26-27 at the Hangar Ballroom. The show starts at 8PM in the Hangar Ballroom, tickets are just $10. Hanging around after Session? Take in the main Festival April 28-May 1 at McPhetres Hall in downtown Juneau.
Rent a bike from Cycle Alaska, named one of America’s best bike shops, is offering Indoor Cycle Experience (I.C.E.) classes several times a w eek. Or, rent a bike and head out – road, mountain, street, and cruisers are all available. Get in shape or work off some stress!
Visit Mendenhall Glacier (it’s about 12 miles from downtown).
Visit the Shrine of St. Thérèse. This site is out the road, past Auke Bay. Operated by the Catholic Diocese of Juneau, the shrine includes a chapel, a retreat house and an outdoor labyrinth. Honestly, I’ve walked the labyrinth more than once in the pouring rain. A tough day with the legislature will prompt you to seek some clarity!! Check it out. It’s beautiful.
YOUR ONE-STOP RESOURCE for all-things-Juneau: Visit TravelJuneau.com . The site has tips on trip planning, weather, events and more.
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