Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Anchorage
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It was time to leave the Kenai Peninsula. The drive back to Anchorage through the Western Plain was generally sunny, but heavy cloud and drizzle sat over the mountains. Then traveling the Seward Highway and along the Turnagain Inlet was in fairly clear conditions allowing for some good views.
In Anchorage, after check in at the Howard …
... than 3 seconds. I lined up a small rise and felt my machine lift off the snow as I hit the crest and by the time I hit 65 mph the trees at the far end of the meadow were rapidly approaching – time to slow down.
So which seduced me the most…?
I loved the alternating mix of adrenaline rush and relaxed pace of sledding and the challenge of manoeuvring a sled pulled by an unstoppable, enthusiastic dog team. I loved the feel of the snow beneath ...
... 8220;tipple” (blue building) and loaded on trains. The Healy clean coal plant was built as a demonstration (burning coal waste to generate power). They couldn’t meet emission standards so was closed down A smaller plant has almost passed and is more successful (burns coal from Usibelli coal mine). Coal in this area is sub-bituninous, very young. It has high calcium, water content. Burns clean.
At ~242 mi from Anchorage, we started thru a long, ...
Some pics of Anchorage for you.Had a rest day today just walked around and checked out the place.They have lovely flowers here streets have them everywhere.Lots of different types of cultures happening here,people are very friendly.Meeting lots of new Zealanders and Australians as well.Weather is beautiful 21 degrees very humid.Its daylight till around 11.00 pm the again about 3.30am.training to denali tommorrow early strat 6.00am.
Maureen and Paul
... coming down, above the clouds, we were flying west, directly into the SUN at 10:15pm. The flight was absolutely amazing. The entire last hour of the flight we were able to see the Chugach Mountain range as well as many inlets and GLACIERS. I didn't see any boats or ships on the water, but I did see a lot of whitecaps .... Again - at 10:15pm, on an airplane, at 30,000 feet. Did I mention is was supposed to be dark? - ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsHoward Johnson Plaza Hotel Anchorage
The hotel has seen better days, but is quite sufficent as a stop over. Its big advantage is its central location.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.