Lakeshore Motor Inn
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With one more day in Nome (just did an over-nite and had till 8 pm) we started with breakfast downtown and a little more sight seeing there.
Started the day with a bicycle ride to Wonder Lake. Left at 6am, with a temp of 38. Beautiful ride but hills were pretty challenging (at least they kept me warm). Got close with a couple of Moose.
... on the way back. The other group members are mostly seasoned walkers with Holiday Fellowship and took the distance in their stride. I hope I will not let the side down this week. The fact is I felt very tired on my feet at the end of the outing, and a hot bath was essential for the weary limbs. We saw one white mountain goat bounding all across the countryside and disappearing up on the crest of a ...
... the Alaska range with Mt McKinley as the highest peak at 20,320 ft, the Chugach mountains that boast more snow annually than in any other location in the world, over 600 inches per year, and Talkeetna Mountains, popular for recreational activities, near Anchorage.
(D) The utter inaccessibility of Alaska really hit me. There are only two ways to get into the interior: the one N/S train and the one N/S road. Neither of which traverse the state, but stop about ...
... to the train.
The train passed through Wasilla, made famous by Sarah Palin. We didn't see Russia and we also missed the Wasilla train station. (We were going to take a picture). We did spot some strip malls with the typical fast food restaurants. Also, a Chinese Restaurant had an interesting name Pe King. We know they probably named it after Beijing, but we thought could have picked a better name.
Tomorrow we leave for ...