|Tourism Director, Tanya Carlson - Mayor Jan Hill - Tour Operator, Adam Patterson|
Enjoying the new look of Haines as they wait to greet Cruise Ship guests
Don't get me wrong, the natural Haines doesn't need any help at being beautiful. It is the folks who live here that need to work hard at making our...
man made areas worthy of residing in such an awesome place. They say, "If you build it they will come". So come on tourist, come try out our 2 million dollar restrooms! I did. They are great; clean, classy and real uptown.
|We even have a bench for the men to sit on while|
waiting for their women.
|Lots of room for the buses|
|John Svenson came out to meet us at Extreme Dreams Art Gallery|
|Jen inviting us in the Extreme Dreams Art Gallery|
|Jen Reid's artistic, beautiful jewelry|
|John Svenson and Jen Reid tell guests the juicy secrets of Haines|
John and Jen delighted us with stories of the local artists and how they live. They have potlucks and bon fires on a regular basis. They have a community garden and share their "catch of the day" with each other when crab potting, fishing, and netting. They all have many talents and skills. Jen credited that from living without televisions. I have always wanted the inside scoop to this world so close and yet so far away from my own. I felt my creative juices flowing just by being around them.
|John Svenson's Art Studio - an amazingly cool place to create|
Artist's are the spice of Haines.... and even a place as beautiful as Haines can be enhanced with a little spice.
|The community garden at the Fairgrounds which we visited|
|We also visited Dave Pahl of the Hammer Museum.|
He is as interesting and unique as his museum
This hammer saved his dog from drowning in
his car when his car sunk into the Lynn Canal.
You have to hear him tell the story.