22 May 2009

Friday Shoot-Out

Inspired by Barry's passion for his community, I've decided to take part in the Friday Photo Shoot-Out, a project started by Reggie Girl to get bloggers into their communities and to show them to each other as well.  I figure there is no better way to get to know Juneau, Alaska than this, so here we go!  

This week's theme, suggested by Gordon is "Paint the Town Red".

One of the first things I noticed when I started to look at Juneau through the lens of "Paint the Town Red" was that it's not red at all...  

...even our Wal Mart is green!

So I started to think about what one could to do paint the town red, idiomatically, of course.  Here's what I came up with:

One could take a trip "out the road" (which is a true directional) to Auke Bay (pronounced "Ock" as in "Spock")...

...where one could acquire one's fishing license!

Captain Kevin is painting Juneau red, literally and figuratively, as eating live salmon heart is just about as reckless as one can get.

Or, if one still likes seafood but sushi isn't one's style, one could take a trip down to Tracy's Crab Shack downtown and feast on a King Crab leg or three.  One should not forget one's t-shirt that says, "Tracy gave me crabs"!

One could also go even further "out the road" to the Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux...if one's idea of "painting the town red" is a hearty prayer session.

...One could abscond with some mementos from the sea as a souvenir if one wishes to do something slightly illegal at the Shrine.

One could also join Father Thomas in his weekly young adult's dinner on Sunday nights.  There is always some mischief to be had, like sawing coconuts apart, hollowing them out, and then "galloping" around the apartment with them a la "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".

Or, for a true Alaskan version of "painting the town red", one could also have a rousing night out at the shooting range.  It's surprisingly busy during evenings, although--strictly speaking--everyone is supposed to leave when the street lights come on.  One might go hunting after one's practice at the range.  One might find Sarah Palin, who is quite adept at field dressing moose, I hear.

And there you have it!  That is how we Juneauites "paint the town red"!


Barry said...

You sure know how to have fun in Juneau!

I loved the photo of the Shrine of St. Therese of Lisieux. The colours and texture were amazing!

Cindy said...

You can't tell from the pictures, but the Shrine is actually on an island in the middle of the Inside Passage (part of the Pacific Ocean) and is definitely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been! If you happen to travel up to Juneau sometime, I'd love to bring you out to it. Definitely worth the trip :)