SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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So, we first want to the Alaska Aviation Museum which was small, but both Rob and Zach in particular really enjoyed watching thru and looking at the aircraft. I enjoyed watching the nearby float planes take off and land, it made me think ahead to when Zach and I would be taking a float plane to the Anan Bear Observatory.
Then, my plan was …
... originally lampooned, for the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million (less than 2c an acre). Remote and inaccessible, it was referred to as 'Seward's Ice Box' or Walrussia, until first whaling, then the amazing salmon runs, the discovery of gold and now the vast reserves of oil below Prudhoe Bay have proved it to be veritable cornucopia of valuable assets.
Just outside Seward is Kenai ...
... court. We are directed to 5th Avenue Mall, where we have a large and reasonably good sweet and sour chicken, BBQ pork and rice meal and a monster Coke for about $12. We walk back to the hostel via a park with a free concert for the Gay and Lesbian front, to find we have been upgraded to the luxury apartment, with ensuite bathroom and TV, and in the process, we have been left un-taxed. Dave has also organised a lift to the camper rental place for us in the morning – ...
... unfortunately most of his scenarios involve Steve or I getting in some kind of trouble) Finally we headed out of town and up to Flat Top Mountain - which is the most hiked Mountain in Alaska and has incredible views of the city - on clear days you can see Denali. Unfortunately it was way too windy to hike it (I was a little afraid Cole was going to get blown off from the edge of the trailhead). Finally we headed back to Bill ...
The owner of the Saltwater Lodge gave us a tip about a special sight on the way out of Seward. She was right. A mama bald eagle was standing guard in the aerie in a tree across from the lumber yard. We stopped and were rewarded with a stare from mama.
The drive back to Anchorage on the Seward Highway was just as spectacular as the trip down. This stuff just doesn't get old.