Part three of Donna Fox’s 7-part series on her recent tour to Alaska with Garrison Keillor and the crew from A Prairie Home Companion.
July 16 Juneau, Alaska
When we docked at noon, we saw Jearlyn Steele waiting on the dock. We waved enthusiastically and she told us later it made her feel so welcomed. She had been honest when filling out the pre-embarkation health questionnaire in Seattle and was not permitted on the ship. At last night’s APHC show I had remarked that I bet Jearlyn was supposed to sing “Frankie and Johnny”. I could hear her belting it out.
We quickly disembarked to meet our floatplane to Taku Lodge, an old hunting lodge built in 1923 locate on the Taku River about a 25-minute flight up the river from Juneau.