Airport Bed and Breakfast
Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... friend just got booted from Last Comic Standing (some TV show I don’t know about since I don’t have cable), and that with all the time off and great benefits I should really consider switching to the Entertainment Department.
I got settled into my room (no roommate!), updated friends and family online about my still being alive and about my surprising lack of cell service, and headed down to the hotel restaurant for dinner. I was seated directly ...
... wildlife Conservation Centre, a non-profit organisation which has a program to raise orphan or damaged wildlife and promote endangered species. They have a large herd of Wood bison, bred from the remnant herd they have in Canada (observed by us in 1977 at Banff), and are taking part in releasing them into the wild. They also have a herd of Akun Elk which they will use to reintroduce them to Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands.
We take photos of the bison herd ...
... to leave the bikes, which served us well the last 22 days, which became part of our daily routine and carried us for 5280 miles from destination to the next. Is it really over?
Krista takes a final photo from us and calls us a Taxi.
She recommends Club Paris as the restaurant of choice downtown Anchorage.
Overall Anchorage wouldn't make it as a place to visit.
The Taxi drops us off close to the Club Paris and outside we ...
... paddling again among
icebergs and waterfalls while watching and listening to a glacier. The sun was
uncharacteristically shining at Portage
and the heat wave of low 70’s remained in place.
We are currently making our way to Valdez from Anchorage along the Glenn
Hwy. This is a very scenic drive along mountain ridges. One scenic spot gave a great view of a braided river.
... did a lot of shopping. I had my first haircut in six weeks, so my hair is no longer below my ears. What'd you say? Judy is still cooking the way she does at home. Needless to say, we're not drinking much beer, just wine paired with food.
So, tomorrow we head for the Kenai where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the kids are above average."
Good bye Anchorage, we'll be back soon.