Girdwood Suite Retreat
Travel Blogs from Girdwood
... had breakfast with Henry and Tricia of cinnamon rolls, bacon, peach smoothies and coffee. The off we went to Anchorage. Ben and I stopped a few times to make pictures and ooh and aah at the scenery so Tricia and Henry left us and went on toward Anchorage. We stopped at Tern Lake, which hosts numerous animals, birds, fish and unique plants. Common loons, bald eagles, and arctic terns share the area with a variety of song birds and shorebirds like the northern ...
... library was up a viciously steep road, and over a saddle, with the very flash, new library on top, in an old quarry area, looking over a valley to the snow clad mountains. We jumped through the hoops to connect to free wi-fi, and sat facing a picture window looking at the snow-capped mountains while we checked our mail. Happy to find our email account now working.
On the way back, we walked down a different road, through the woods, with occasional houses, and a lot ...
Woke up to pouring rain and fog, but nevertheless proceeded with plans for the 26 Glacier Cruise out of Whittier. All decked out in our rain gear we boarded in ship and left for the 12:30-5:30 cruise. Because of rain and fog our visibility was greatly diminished but the captain did his beat to navigate us to see as much as we ...
... you need onsite, an al carte restaurant (Mountain View) with big windows looking towards the mountains, a pub type restaurant (Grizzly Bar), a grill (Alaskan Grill), and a sandwich/coffee bar. There was also an outside coffee/drinks bar that serves a group of outdoor fire places, where you toast marshmallows on the fire which they call S’mores over here.
They also have hot tubs which are outside looking out to the mountains.
The lodge ...
... of Denali later than normal in a steady drizzle. We see some caribou and moose on our way out of the park, nice finishing touch. A nice easy drive back to Anchorage for a night in the Golden Nugget RV Park, conveniently located near Sam's Club for shopping.
After shopping the next morning, we stop at Golden Corral on the way out of town to gorge on the all you can eat buffet. No need for dinner tonight. Heading south on the Seward Highway along Turnagin Arm, ...
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