Econo Lodge Airport Anchorage
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Homer. The first sentence about Homer in the Lonely Planet guide reads: "Lucky is the visitor who drives into Homer on a clear day." We did and we were, and the panorama of mountains did sweep across the horizon in front of us.
As you leave the town proper and ...
... Headed back into town to find the information centre, only to find it was in a Federal Building, and visitors were subject to the full security check, including belt removal. Two young men behind us were giving the guards a hard time about the inspection, saying what we were thinking, but not game to say.
We got some good maps and information, paid a dollar for a road map, and got directions to a place where we might be able to view salmon, and to where we might find ...
... the ship and have lunch on the upper deck (14th floor) to get closer to the mountains. We enjoyed the view so much that after we ate, we jumped in the jacuzzi to soak it in awhile longer!
The last two days we spent out at sea but it's kinds of why we chose to cruise...glaciers and fjords! We had a nice sunny day at Glacier Bay but it was mostly overcast at College Fjord. It's awesome to see but slow going. The sea lions lounging on the icebergs and ...
... seaplanes landing & take off in afternoon. Sea base is literally alongside commercial Anchorage International Airport. But, got to duck in with car unchecked alongside working docks? of seaplanes crossing working plane runways with signs "right of way for aircraft" signs! Very cool! But, no flights seen for 20 minutes. Resolved to go back in morning hours another day.
Came back and found ...
... portion of the annual Tour of Anchorage cross country ski marathon.
The trail is a pretty easy ride with the occasional hill & goes along the edge of the Knik Arm & Cook Inlet with beautiful views of the surrounding Chugach mountains before climbing to a residential area, then through Earthquake Park, which was the other end of a huge land slip but was undeveloped at the time. The massive earthquake on Good Friday in 1964 measured 9.2 & was the biggest ever ...