Photos from Ketchikan, Alaska

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Real Estate Agent with Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker DRE #00697006

Ketchikan Alaska

When the cruiseships leave town, Ketchikan is very quiet and deserted. When it's not raining, it's raining.

church in Ketchikan

The way the sun peeks through the clouds over the water cast an eerie shadow on this church and the buildings way down the street.

Feesh in Ketchikan

This is a creek where the salmon spawn. I did not know that the mother dies after giving birth. So, it can be pretty smelly around here at times.

Bridge by Creek in Ketchikan

This is a view fom the creek where we sat on a bench after coming down the hill just to catch the enormous scene. A couple of kids are fishing on the other side.

the rock in ketchikan

This was installed in 2010 and, like many other travelers, I suspect, I too had an urge to crawl up on the rock, which was surrounded by signs warning us not to crawl up on the rock. The dude in the middle has a bird on his head.

Cruise ship in ketchikan

I believe this is the Silver Seas cruiseship. There is a sign on one of the shops in town that says cruise ship passengers will not find that shop in their cruiseship materials of recommended shops because that store does not give a kickback to the cruiseline. Big cruiselines have formed "affiliated relationships" with many of their recommended vendors, which customers pay for when they buy from those vendors. I got the feeling that the store owner felt the kickback practice was highway robbery, which it is, but hey, this is America.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Comments (8)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

How was the temperature this time of year Elizabeth?  The wife and I are planning a road trip to Alaska but we are not sure on the time of the year to go. 

Aug 28, 2013 07:49 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Great time of the year to visit, probably the best. High of 67 yesterday!

Aug 30, 2013 01:06 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Elizabeth, I loved Ketchikan when I traveled there long ago with my dear and wonderful Granny! 

You've been featured in today's Tuesday Travelogue!

                                         Travelers in the Rain!

     

Travelers in the Rain logo-Vineyard at Gales Creek Oregon-Gayle Rich-Boxman Copyrighted All Rights Reserved 2013

Nov 04, 2014 03:06 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
21st Century Stuff

 Hi Elizabeth... What a great post on Ketchikan. Found you because of your feature in Gayle Rich-Boxman's Travelers in the Rain. Love your photos. Of all the years I've lived in the PacNW I finally got to Alaska last year. What a beautiful state!

Nov 04, 2014 03:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There was a Jimmy Stewart movie centered around the Ketchikan area but it didn't look like that on the film. Alaska is part of out bucket list

Nov 04, 2014 03:44 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Why, thank you, Gayle. I posted a ton of photos of Alaska. Put them on Pinterest too.

Hi Rene: Isn't Alaska simply amazing? It's not at all like I pictured it, with penguins floating on icebergs. It's much more beautiful and exotic.

Hi Ed: I really enjoyed St. Petersburg and the place Robin Williams called the "end of the world" at Skagway.

Nov 04, 2014 04:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for taking us along on your visit to Ketchikan, I love travels to Alaska and this an area that I have never been too.

Nov 04, 2014 01:02 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Elizabeth, I grew up in Juneau and know Alaska well. I wonder if you got decent weather there? If not, it's tough to see its beauty.  I also love Skagway, and Sitka by the Sea. 

Nov 10, 2014 06:27 AM