Ted and Louise Alaska 2014 travel blog

Singing in the rain!

Sea gull nests at the fish hatchery

Matanuska Glacier

Sun setting while at the airport about 11:30 PM

Our last day was a verrrrrrrrry long day. We started at Valdez,and rain. The museum was very interesting, geology, history, culture, earthquake, and oil. The fish hatchery was dull because it wasn't the right time in the salmon season. We still couldn't see Mt. Wrangell on the way back north, but once we turned toward Anchorage at Glennallen, we saw all sorts of mountains and glaciers. Also the most traffic we had even encountered. The most interesting was Matanuska glacier, which is so low in elevation, and so long. Returned the ice chest to Jon and Katie and headed to the airport. The flight to Minneapolis had many seats open on it until United cancelled and flight and all those passengers went on Delta, So the next flight was 3 hours later, to Salt Lake City. We sat in first class and had an excellent pastrami sandwich at about 1:30 am. The flights to Denver and Colorado Springs (later in the day) were all booked full. So we expected a long sit in Salt Lake. But the first flight to Denver had room for me and Ted was able to be in the cockpit jump seat. We made it home by noon and the afternoon thunderstorm.

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