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Sep 15, 2018 - Another Beautiful Day in Anchorage

Plan for today was to go to the market...opened on weekends until mid-September. Today is exactly mid-September but the market was not opened! We wander the streets of downtown. There were more people here than last weekend when we arrived. We had a fun time looking all of the cool t-shirts in a shop with funny sayings related to bears and moose. One of the favorites was a shirt with a car with the decals of the stick figure family and one bear saying to another "Look there's a menu"! We returned to the Glacier Brew House to eat and had...

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Sep 14, 2018 - Baked Alaska Waffle Cone

When we checked out today the receptionist said we had the nicest suite in the hotel. I told her I didn't know how we got it as I booked a standard room. She said it was a complimentary upgrade. Don't know why us but it was lovely! Uneventful flight to Anchorage. Had the taxi drop us off in town for lunch as our Airbnb was not ready. We decided to walk as it was less than a mile and after all it wasn't a cobble stone street and we didn't have a huge suitcase plus our carry-ons and I wasn't wearing flip flops...flashback to Amsterdam 2010!...

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Sep 8, 2018 - Too many hours without sleep

A long day in airports and on planes. We have been adjusting our sleep patterns for this trip and I have been staying up until 3 am so I did not go to bed as we had to leave at 4:15 for the airport and by the time we arrived in Anchorage I was working on 36 hours of no sleep. The Welcome to Anchorage sign said it was 68 degrees. It was warm in the sun but a little bit cool in the shade. We took a walk to downtown to find the Glacier Brewery to have dinner. Downtown Anchorage and bascially only 2 streets wide and maybe 1/2 mile long. It was...

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Aug 25, 2018 - Denali to Anchorage Airport

Saying goodbye to Alaska today, we left at 6am. I must say that Alaska put on a show for us! As we left Denali, we were caught within the mist and fog. Then this curtain lifted to reveal amazing sharp peaked mountains dusted in snow. Absorbing its beauty, and taking lots of photos, the mist and fog would come upon us again, then another curtain lift and another show. Then to top it off, the sun started to rise and provide us with extra highlights to be amazed at. This experience went for about 1.5 hours into our nearly 5 hour trip. Still...

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Alaska, Canada, Fiji

Aug 16, 2018 - Anchorage

Finally arrived in Alaska! 10 hour trip to Hawaii, a 12 hour stopover in Hawaii, and 6 hours to Anchorage, with little sleep, we were exhausted. We hired our car, then decided to go downtown, on the wrong side of the road ... What were we thinking. Couldn't get into our accommodation until 1.30pm, we ended up having a small lunch at Middle Way cafe, then going to Kincaid Park, parking and having a snooze! As soon as we got in our accommodation, we slept for 3 hours, then that night I think we were unconscious for 11 hours. Hoping this is...

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Alaska, Canada, Fiji

Aug 12, 2018 - Anchorage

We arrived in Anchorage on Thursday after a very nice drive from Denali and was blessed with a beautiful view of Denali all the way to Anchorage. On Friday we took an excursion by rail from Anchorage to Whittier for a cruise to view several glaciers in Blackstone Bay. Blackstone, Beloit, Northland, Rippon, Marquette and Laurence Glaciers to name a few, all along this bay. The train went through two tunnels on the way. One was a mile long and one was 2.7 miles long. The interesting thing about these tunnels is they are shared with vehicle...

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Aug 6, 2018 - Anchorage, Former Tent Camp for Alaska Railroad

Anchorage was not a priority port for us because we spent a week here when we drove the RV up. We were surprised the ship actually docked in Anchorage instead of Seward. The Port area is restricted and you walk from the ship to a shuttle bus which took us to the Egan Civic and Convention Center. We took the Red Trolley tour around the compact city, which was fun. The young man narrated and he was full of fun, corny facts about Anchorage and Alaska in general. We decided to have lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe; we hadn't done that before and it...

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Adventures for 2018

Aug 5, 2018 - Riding the rails from Seward to Anchorage

We docked very early in the morning at Seward which is a deep water port south of Anchorage. Our train was a short walk away at the end of the pier. Many passengers took the cruise-train to Anchorage but others took a bus directly to the Anchorage airport, or began tours south on the Kenai Peninsula, or stayed in Seward for hiking or canoe/raft experiences. The train was very comfortable and had high windows that were great for photos of the scenery we passed. This was a pleasant morning. In Anchorage, we had scheduled a city tour on a...

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Jul 19, 2018 - Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Trip to Anchorage

We departed Tok a couple of days ago on our way to Fairbanks. The weather has been rainy and cold for a few days so we haven't been able to enjoy much of the outdoors. On the drive, we stoped at North Pole AK. It's just one of those things that you have to do. We arrived in Fairbanks but were a little disappointed in what the city had to offer. It is really just a military city and not real scenic. We did get a little shopping done but decided to only stay one day. We were then off to Denali National Park. We stopped by the park office and...

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Jul 16, 2018 - Anchorage, AK

Headed to Anchorage for a week stay. Lots to do here, plus we’re back in COSTCO territory. We visited downtown Anchorage and walked to Ship Creek to watch the fishermen there. There were lots of fishermen but we only observed a couple who caught any. There are lots of bike paths in Anchorage. According to our handy dandy Lonely Planet book there are 122 miles of paved bicycle paths here. We decided to ride to some trails including the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It's a beautiful wooded 11 mile trail. We ended up riding 30 miles that day....

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Jun 26, 2018 - Second day in Anchorage

Went downtown and took the trolly tour, after which we went to the highlight of the day, which was lunch. Lunch was at a steakhouse downtown and was a fancy place that offered a business lunch for $19.50. It included a lobster bisque that looked great and tasted even better! The salmon was great, the service was as well. A little pricey for an everyday lunch but I say it was as nice a lunch that I have ever had. Anchorage was put on the map by the explorer Captain Cook and of course Cook’s Inlet was named for him. Except for the...

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Jun 11, 2018 - Anchorage

The RV portion of our trip is over. Starting in Forest City, IA and ending in Anchorage, AK. Days on the road 31. Miles: 5418. A great spring adventure. We met a lot of interesting people who are having their own adventures. We have seen many wonderful sights. Would we do it again - YES!! We will relaxe in Anchorage for two days before starting our cruise on Wed.

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Alaska 2018

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