Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage
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We got checked in to the Hilton Garden Inn about three miles from the airport. It was 55-degrees when we left the airport!!
We got some dinner at Gwennies, an old-style 'roadhouse' type restaurant. Finally turned in a 10:00 p.m. Anchorage time (four hours behind Michigan time).
The picture is our Welcome to Anchorage and some …
Our journey began with a flight out of St. Louis at 1:10 p.m., down to Dallas/Ft Worth, then left DFW at 3:45 and on to Anchorage, arriving at about 7:30 p.m. Anchorage time (10:30 Illinois time), so needless to say, we are tired! All went well, though. Smooth flights (except for the 5-year-old who sat behind me kicking me all the way). Food on the …
... flowing streams which form Clearwater Creek converge above it. The only attraction here is fishing, so the loo must be for them. Just past here on a hill we something fast-moving cross the road. We stop and look hard down the bank, and spot another ptarmigan standing still looking at us.
We see a lake with a house and A-frame chalet and vehicles, but it has a big keep-out sign on the gate - definitely not a tourist trap, but it has trumpeter swans and gulls on the ...
... from A to B. Right from the start, when the conductor came over the mic to point out a bald eagle off our left, it became apparent that this was more of a scenic ride with commentary than just a convenient way to get to Anchorage. Dinner in the meal car was spectacular with world-class views on both sides. Waterfalls, a bald eagle couple with baby, numerous glaciers, an amazying sunset, and then some whales made for a truly spectacular journey. What a great ...
... was thought to have the most clear days in the winter months. So the 28 days cycle hits February 17th, and we will be in the mountain lodge outside Fairbanks. Even though the Anchorage Dispatch is calling for elevated solar activity this weekend, space weather is stating that the quiet solar activity the past couple of weeks doesn't look likely to change over the weekend. So the best I can hope for is that Space Weather is wrong, the skies clear out ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Garden Inn Anchorage
Great hotel conveniently located for daytrips in and around Anchorage.
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