Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 14 & 15, 2010 Anchorage

Monday, June 14th, we left the Denali area traveling south to Anchorage. Another beautiful drive even in rainy gray weather. The Mat-Su valley is a lush area of trees and rivers with a view of mountains off in the distance. We passed by several small towns. For lunch we made a stop in Houston at Miller's Place for some good hamburgers. We passed through Wasilla but did not see Sarah (Palin).
From Alaska 2010-06-14
In Anchorage we went to the Moose Lodge where electric sites are available for Moose members- $5.00 here sure beat the nearly $50.00 cost of the RV parks in this city and we are parked on blacktop not gravel. We drove about the city searching for a place to eat dinner finally stopping at the Sourdough Mining Company, known for serving local fish dishes. Afterwards we went across the street to the Wild Berry company for some souvenir shopping.
Today, Tuesday, June 15th, we drove downtown Anchorage to the Visitor's Center where we took the Trolley Tour of the City.
From Alaska 2010-06-15
We then went into the Ancorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center and saw 2 short movies about the railroads of Alaska and the 1964 earthquake of Alaska. A little more shopping, a stop at the Ulu Knife factory
From Alaska 2010-06-15
and then a late lunch at a Mexican restaurant with a final stop at Sam's Club. In spite of the cool (50's) rainy weather it was a good day.