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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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Jun 10, 2018 - Free Camping

We are parked in a gravel pull out overlooking Moose Lake in the Chugach National Forest at Portage Glacier. It is wonderful to pay $0.0 for camping and to have a view of a glacier. Today we drove a total of 10 miles. Our sight seeing for today was a 1 hour cruise on the "lake" below Portage Glacier. The weather cooperated and we had nice views of the glacier. At our camping site tonight, the couple parked in front of us were from Conroe, TX and another couple were driving a Chevy truck that had been purchased in Huntsville, TX. For...

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Jun 9, 2018 - Anchorage, Alaska day 2

Anchorage Day 2 June 9 This is the last full day of our land portion of our journey. It sure went fast, and it was fabulous! Jim got up with the chickens this am and did the laundry as there is only one coin operated washer and dryer for the whole hotel, and we just found out there is no coin laundry in the cruise ship… he beat out the lady that came in at 4:45. After our usual bagel breakfast, we walked down to the river to watch the salmon run. There were a few fishermen, but we didn't see any salmon. We checked later at the visitor...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Talkeetna/Anchorage, Alaska

Denali to Anchorage McKinley Explorer June 8 This morning we boarded the McKinley Explorer Dome Train, heading to Anchorage. On the way to the rail depot by the traffic circle, we saw a moose by the road. We were in the Eklutna car. Grant was our bartender and Rose was our guide. The scenery was spectacular, and the ride was so much fun. Each car is raised over the kitchen and dining room. The whole top of the car was a glass dome, so we could see so much in both directions. We were told that a glacier is moving ice and an ice field is...

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Mar 10, 2018 - Glen Haven, CO to Anchorage, AK

3-10-18 Today is the day I have been dreading since this trip began. A full day of air travel! I know I sound like a whiney baby, but I really hate commercial air travel and all it entails. So much can go wrong even with the best laid plans, but this trip was actually pretty good. We left the cabin at 9:15AM. Kate deposited us at the Post Office to catch the shuttle (she had to work at 9:30, we would not let her take time off to take us to Denver). It was snowing in Glen Haven which worried me. Snow has stopped the shuttle from picking us...

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Jan 22, 2018 - Winter trip 2018 begins!

Winter trip 2018, here we go. Spent a great summer and fall in the Anchorage area but it’s time once more to head south for a change of scene. This time we will be covering the long distances by air. No trusty RV this trip. Julie and I will fly to the Seattle on January 25th for a brief visit then on to the cabin in Glen Haven, Colorado for a few weeks. In late February, we will take a road trip to New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. We plan to be back in Glen Haven in early March and on the plane back to Anchorage by March 10....

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Aug 18, 2017 - Anchorage

Jul 25 – Aug. 1: ANCHORAGE: On Jul 25th we drove from Ninilchik to Seward (also on the Kenai Peninsula). Dave and Cara left us here and headed back south. Ron and Mary are still with us. We had a lovely scenic drive to Seward which is situated on the water at the head of Resurrection Bay and beside the Kenai Fjords National Park. We took a scenic boat tour up one of the fjords to Holgate Glacier and saw lots of sea life, birds and beautiful scenery. We couldn’t have asked for a calmer day at sea! Then a stop in Portage and from here we...

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Aug 7, 2017 - Back on line

I bet you thought I was done sending out journal updates. Sorry to say that is not the case. I was just too cheap to pay the highway robbery fees the cruise ship wanted to charge for internet. We had a fantastic time in Denali, on the cruise, wandering Vancouver Island, and now ending up in Vancouver. Over the next few days I will back track to where I left off. It will be like binge watching a favorite TV show. Ok, that may be pushing it a bit. Everywhere we went, we were told that the weather is usually not this warm or dry. After the...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Arrived in Anchorage

We arrived in Anchorage last night. The weather is cool, rainy, and visability is very limited. I know there are mountains around us but I haven't been able to see them. We altered our plans to do mostly indoor activities. We visited the Alaska Museum, the Native American Heritage Center, a fishing bridge where we were supposed to see salmon jumping, (no fish jumping) and some galleries downtown. No pictures to attach because none taken. It is far too rainy to really see anything. Friends of ours in Skyestone gave us an extensive list of...

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Jul 19, 2017 - Elmendorf AFB Famcamp

Departed Centennial RV Park and literally moved across the highway to Elmendorf AFB Famcamp since our plans for Homer went askew. Bill and Merrilee were able to take a day trip down to visit with one of Bill's work friends, Ron....now works on tour airplanes!

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Jul 15, 2017 - Centennial RV Park - Anchorage

We rolled into Anchorage and all felt like we had arrived back in civilization after being in the outback for so long lol. The RV park is actually a city park and is in the process of rebuilding, but was good for our purposes and was nice because we had big sites in the trees which was a treat after some of our "parking lot" RV parks! The first thing we did was take the trolley around town to get a nice overview of the city and of course do some serious trinket and bead shopping. We also stopped by Ship Creek and watch some people catching...

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