You can't see Russia from my house, but you can see Juneau, which is across the Gastineau Channel. (That may the first, last and only reference I will make to our former Governor!)
This blog will be about our life in lovely downtown Douglas, Alaska. Douglas is part of the City and Borough of Juneau, but it used to be a thriving town in its own right because of the Treadwell Gold Mine (back in the old days).
Douglas has a post office, a bar, which is named Pat's Douglas Inn (but everybody knows it as Louie's), a church (Methodist), an ice rink, a fire hall/library and a couple of restaurants. It also has a great beach and several nice trails.
My husband Charles and I have lived in this house since 1997. We are empty nesters, with our son in college and our daughter living across the channel.
That's it for now. Stay tuned for more about life in Douglas!