After a week of some pretty incredible skiing on Eagle Glacier Rosie and I loaded up her new car to head out on a road trip for several days. I wanted to experience Alaska. Real Alaska. This kind of Alaska. Although I didn’t have the former governor of the state as my guide, Rosie did a wonderful job showing me the sights and attractions that wild Alaska has to offer. The following are some pictures from our time in Anchorage and the Kenai peninsula.
View from Flattop out over Anchorage
Looking for cheap entertainment? Try hitting up Anchorage's sand dunes
Or the Air history museum. Lots of historical bush-planes and helicopters on exhibit
Good thing I didn't try to fly this guy to the glacier...
Hiking up alongside the Exit Glacier near Seward
View looking out at the 500 square mile Harding Ice Field-white as far as the eye can see
This guy gave Rosie and I quite a scare when we were found him around a corner of the trail when running down from Exit Glacier but he was too busy getting fat for the coming winter on berries to care about our presence
Camping in the shadow of Mt Marathon. Wanna run up and down this as fast as possible? Give it a try next 4th of July (if you can get a bib that is!)
Checking out some of the sea stars at the Aquarium in Seward
Sign for the Climate Change exhibit- sponsored by BP of course!
Great trails around Seward
But some of the bridges need a little bit of repair... watch that first step!
Lots of Silver Salmon
returning to spawn near Seward
I couldn't figure out why the sea life center was so packed until we saw the cruise ship that had made port on our way out of town. End of the cruise line for a bunch of fanny-pack clad American tourists
Trying to get the off-shore rescue suit on in under 30 second. I failed miserably
My favorite house from the whole trip- a converted fishing trawler sitting high and dry on the "Homer Spit"
And of course, too many Moose to count! These guys were in the driveway right when we got back into Anchorage.