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Having escaped sorry, left Whittier we drove against the flow of traffic to the glorious Kenai Peninsula. I was looking forward to returning to the beautiful scenery I remembered from my earlier trip, and Nigel was looking forward to catching salmon. For anyone who doesn't know, salmon are anadromous (divide their time between fresh and salt water). In order to reproduce salmon must return from the oceans to the gravel beds ...
... flat bed wagons.
The other side of the tunnel brings us to Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, on which Anchorage is located. Not long after we cleared the tunnel we turned off onto the Seward Highway at Portage, a town made defunct by the 1964 massive 9.2 earthquake which destroyed the town and dropped the land 12 feet, changing the water table and allowing salt water to get in at high tide and kill the pine trees on the flat land near the sea.
We called in to ...
... on the room cost so we had an interior room. Maybe the balcony does change your experience? We also didn't do any excursions through Princess. We thought that Princess had better pizza but lacked in nearly everything else. The food, entertainment, activities, layout of the ship, visibility through big windows, and staff were all better on RC. Maybe it had something to do with our last ship being a bigger ship? It was a nice cruise but it's good to have something ...
We all woke up feeling much better - and after some breakfast and caffeine, Steve, Bill, the boys and I (and the dogs) took a hike around their section of Anchorage, down to the bluffs (a neighborhood overlooking the ocean). When then headed into Downtown Anchorage for the day. The city is beautiful and easy to navigate. First stop was the open air market, which has everything for really cheap touristy junk to beautiful native art and ...
... conclusion: After the your first 16 oz's of beer, any beer goes with any food ... what the yak, anyway.
The drive to Anchorage took us through Wasilla (hello Sara). The view from the highway was spectacular -- lakes and three dimensional mountains. Mountains lined up straight ahead as far as you could see. It was 12:01 pm so we stopped by Sara's for a beer. Good pairing -- mountains, beer, and Sara.