Alaska's North Country Castle Vacation Stay
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On the arrival at the zoo I looked at my watch it read 9 am I walked up to the front desk to pay for my ticket in. I asked if there where any tours available so l could lean more about the animals and environments they live in. The lady at the front desk suggested I should take a private tour with one of their tour guides. I asked what time it started and she replied 9:30 am.
After walking around looking ...
... eagle, lynx, elk, bison, and reindeer! I wept my way through the park, so sad about those orphaned baby bears, baby moose and baby bison! The baby bears are so little - when they arrived they could fit in a shoebox, said the ranger as I choked back a sob. One was only three pounds when she came in. She had flen in a septic tank and couldn't climb out. The other was found with so many porcupine needles in her little paws that she couldn't walk or find food!! ...
... 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 ...
... No ice. Worse yet, we watched her seem to be disorganized and confused and never really got anything delivered. The cook finally brought out our food. And went back for the glasses of ice.
Needless to say, we shouldn't have bragged up the food or the service. The food was terrible. The turkey sandwich was two pieces of bread barely toasted with a thin slice of turkey barely noticeable with a ...
... 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 ...