Crowne Plaza Anchorage-Midtown
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... I would.
Anne sets beside me, reading a random novel she found the night before at her grandpa Gil's house. She, well rested, is happy and ready to take on the day. I, grumbling on digital paper and wishing I could for once sleep on an airplane.
Ding! 'We are at our cruising altitude of 32,000 feet, this your captain speaking. Thank you for choosing Alaska..."
I rub my eyes. I must have dosed off. ...
... but everyone else is in ski jackets and gloves - more people have tiny float planes than cars - the sky is constantly full of them - and they fly very near (and on a level) with our window - all the streets are in a grid with A Street, B Street, C Street etc. running North to South and 1st Avenue, 2nd Avenue etc. running East to West. This appeals to Andy's sense of order - there is a heavy gun culture. We found model kits to make sub-machine guns out of wood ...
... in for a warmer night with more clothes on, and the heater fired up occasionally in the night.
Tuesday 10th June Denali National Park to Tangle Lakes Campground
We set the alarm for 10am (just in case we oversleep) for an 11am checkout, but Murray is up early, and we have an encounter with the village moose and twins passing right by our van, with tourists nearby snapping them, and a park employee in an SUV standing by. We are tubbed, broomed, breakfasted ...
... whole Area was devastated by a 9.2 earthquake in 1964, which devastated the area. The land sank 10-15 feet. The town was rebuilt some time later. On route we visited a Wildlife Sanctuary - hence photos of bears, reindeers and the Musk ox. Closely associated more with goats than with oxen. Population of Anchorage 300,000. Very large airport. Goods enroute from China and Japan to be sent south. It is still very light and it is now 11.30! ...
... my phone must've dropped out. All the pictures I took on it are just memories now. Fortunately, we still had pictures from the camera, though. Most all of the pictures from our Skagway White Pass train ride were lost, because I had to use the cell phone when we realized the camera battery was dead during that excursion. Our zoo pics were lost too - what a crazy thing that I had that phone for ...