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Travel Blogs from Anchorage
We fly back to Orlando today and the vacation is over. It was a good trip. We all got along well and saw new things every day.
Travel to Alaska might as well be another country because it sure feels like a whole other world from our Florida lifestyle.
We learned all kinds of strange things, everything from how many types of Salmon are in Alaska (5), to what you can learn about bears by looking at its poop (seriously!).
We ate halibut, salmon, bison ...
Shortly after our departure two orange helmeted “Iron Doggers” passed us at warp speed on a training run – we hadn’t seen them coming and barely saw them go. Iron doggers compete in the longest snowmobile race in the world – completing 2000 miles in around 40 hrs and travelling in excess of 80 miles per hour. As it happens one of the Iron Doggers was Todd Palin, husband of the indefatigable Sarah Palin and 4 time winner ...
... thru Ester, but little to see as we noticed before. The creek I was probably Goldstream
For the first 30 mi or so we went thru gently rolling hills, smooth ride, lots of fairly short trees (blue spruce and the sad-looking black spruce, birch, alder, cottonwood, tamarak). Most lose their leaves/needles in winter. As we gained a little altitude, it’s clear that fall has started - - birches and cranberry bushes are turning gold and red. Other low-lying shrubs ...
... they were basically the same as at home. I was most intrigued by the face painting (not just on the kids either) & the Fair Hair that so many people had paid to have done. I had surreptitiously taken photos but eventually asked a mum if I could take photos of her daughter with her bright pink hair, she agreed & so did the little girl. I asked one older child what she will do when she goes to bed & whether her hair will be ruined - she didn't know.
I saw ...
... everyone’s sanity, I pointed to something on the board & said I would have that thinking that would be the end of it but no. Next I was asked what size I wanted & there were about 5 sizes!!! Anyway we finally all got our choices, actually Eddie & Connie were part way through theirs by the time Sheila & I sat down. I have to say, though, I think Tastee Freeze wins – sorry Sheila!
Connie drove out to show me where the land a house is sitting on ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking