Northern Lights Hotel
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... the effects of the quake. It was a 9.2 on March 27th 1964 (Good Friday) and it lasted for 4 minutes and 36 seconds. This would have seemed like an eternity.
After this tour we rechecked at the Hospitality Centre and still no news. L
We returned to the Federal Building so we could see the 5pm screening of "The day the earth shook". This was quite a good documentary about the earthquake. It had real footage ...
... status of crocodiles and bears, I’d like to report we reached a consensus view that bears and crocodiles would in fact be friends but the allegorical nature of the conversation was lost on some of the more robust of the 11 year old boys.
In addition to formal presentations, I’ve also had discussions with some 50 people including native Alaskan leaders, local politicians, writers, scientists, artists, community leaders, ...
... lovely, musty antique store, Antique Gallery on 4th & browsed. Okay so I bought too! Bought a a white ivory fan & got some education on how to tell apart elephant/mammoth ivory from walrus ivory, and a lovely turn of century French black lace fan for those hot tango Milonga nights. And, of course got a deal in them!
On to Resolution Point. Cook's statue not impressive or I'm not ...
... which is the busiest float plane site in the world. Pretty fun to see them come in and take off--I included several photos.
Weather started out overcast, but cleared up beautifully before lunch and we got a great look at the mountains that surround the city and make the weather here relatively moderate. Beautiful!
Dinner at a local fave called Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse. It's a bar, ...
... the Sextons and Millers must be living right because we joined the “30% club” and saw the whole thing. The weather has been PERFECT for the first four days of our adventure; bright blue skies with light clouds floating about as we have traveled, ate, and walked. We could not have asked for better weather! Seeing Denali from 20 miles out is a beautiful sight….and is as beautiful as we have seen in Switzerland. (Only ...
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