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... and a white patch on the horizon which is Denali, are pointed out to us. We are the last to be dropped off, and do a long haul from the airport, and along the Old Seward Highway into town. Our driver knows where the hostel is, but misses it first try and has to do a loop to pick it up. We tip the driver, and staff from the hostel help with the bags up to the first floor.
We’ve booked into a private room, no bathroom, with Bent Prop Inn Downtown (A$86), ...
... or Norweigan.
Although we'd rather have pulled into Seward, we went with the Princess Coral. We had heard good things about the Princess and the ratings were good. The downside was that she was the first ship to leave...in a week. So we quickly made all the reservations and off we went.
The thing I like most about the Princess line, you can bring two bottles of wine onboard. Either we missed the fine print on Royal Caribbean or that's a ...
... like take this time to state a few of the things I've learned since living in Alaska: First, you can totally get any ingredient from any regular grocery store all year long, and no, the bananas are not going to cost me $13 :) Second, yes, there are bears all over the place, just a week or so ago Ryan took the picture of the mama and her cub on his way to work. Third, there are some very tasty breweries here, nothing on Marble:) but ...
... and along the Homer Spit, all the vegetation was killed and even to this day, you cannot grown anything along the coastline due to the salt water destroying the habitat. We also drove around looking for totem poles but could only find a couple. We then went to the Ulu museum which showcases the ulu knives that are made in Alaska. These knives are only made here in Alaska and are supposed to be excellent for slicing fish, meat, poultry, vegetables and ...
... in the wild or were born in captivity and could not be released in the wild.
We left the zoo and headed for the Botanical Gardens. The major amount of flowers were outside of the gate lining the sidewalk. We were a bit disappointed after trudging around all the paths not to find more plants in bloom.. There was however a tremedous variety of plants, far too many to mention or even begin ...
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