Travel Blogs from Anchorage
... Anchorage. As ti was only 9 a.m. we stored our bags and walked around downtown Anchorage. Wandered through several galleries, antique shops, tourist traps, finally stopping at the Gaslight Lounge for bloody marys. Friendly locals in dive bars at that time of day. Jimmy, a native Alaskan, conspicuously missing his front teeth, tried to (jokingly) convince us he was a Mexican drug dealer. Another guy walks in and buys a round of Tuaca for the six of us at ...
... still grow huge vegetables.
After the Palmer visit, I
got my wish. We visited the most unique yet! We made a visit to the Musk Ox farm. I had
never seen these animals before. This
farm has approx 78 musk ox in the
herd. Their economic contribution is for
the undercoat hair (qiviut) that is spun into yarn and then woven into various
scarves, mittens, and hats by local native tribes with many of the hand-made
... 1 puller. They had to get that outhouse down the street, around a post, and back. There were several heats with a winner and loser bracket tournament. I guess we had missed the bed races! The teams had very colorful names including The Skid Marks, A Pot to **** In etc.
I mentioned Fur Rondy in an earlier blog page, short for Fur Rendezvous, it was a Fur traders event from days past and a very important part of Anchorage history ...
I told my dad that Marcelo and I had decided to visit Alaska on our journey, and he told me. Oh my cousin Nels lives there. So, I emailed Carla, Nels wife, introduced myself and asked if I could come visit them. Carla opened her arms and said please come! We are so glad that we are getting to know so many wonderful members of our extended family.
We arrived in Anchorage the day after Nels had a hip replacement and was staying with his son Nate in Anchorage. Nate ...
... blue ice of Portage Glacier in the distance. Once we arrive to the split where the roads to Seward and Homer go in two directions, we are in new territory for us. We see the beautiful blue waters of the Kenai River where LJ and his dad will be doing a floating fishing trip next Friday, that is going to be amazing!
We detour onto a dirt/gravel road that is 19 miles long and runs beside Skilak Lake both large and small. No ...