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Gavin selected the pizza place we would eat tonight....Flattop Pizza! We let him lead the way, as he had checked out the map. Well....when we arrived and walked inside we realized it was a POOL HALL! Hmmmm....decided that would not be a good choice.....can hear the parents asking....."you what?" Anyway, we found a "family" type pizza place and had a yummy ...
... br> I’ve also has the chance to get out on country with some great field trips. In August, Ilse and I spent two weeks in Barrow, Alaska inside the Arctic Circle working with Professor Craig Tweedie’s team (University of Texas, El Paso) measuring the impacts of climate change in coastal erosion (nearly two metres of tundra coastline is lost annually) and the impacts of permafrost thawing. While there I gave lectures at the Ilisagvik College ...
... them less time to travel from Australia than it had for us!
Next we boarded the coach and proceeded along the side of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. Apparently named by named by William Bligh (HMS Bounty) who served as Captain James Cook's sailing master when searching for the 'Northwest Passage'. Cook ordered a party be sent up the Knit Arm only to find that it was the mouth of a river. A second party was ...
... Center where we saw a Native Dance Performance and went on a tour of the Village Sites. Five native sites are situated around a lake. We learned about their culture and history. Alaska's native people are divided into 11 cultures who speak 21 different languages. The center is organized into five groups based on their cultural similarities or geographic proximity. The guides wore the ...
... Market and Festival and at a rooftop brew pub called the Snow Goose where we drank Sleeping Lady brew looking out at Ship Creek. Wonderful young folks loving their city, their children and each other. Patti and Doug you must be so proud.
Other sights from the day included the Eisenhower Monument to Alaska Statehood and the Tony Knowles Trail.
More of Anchorage tomorrow.
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