On Monday September 23rd, Anchorage had it’s first snow of the season, very likely for our benefit. They call it “termination dust” — signaling the end of summer.
Beer in Alaska
Bill and I always enjoy trying local brews when we travel. Alaska has a lot of breweries: we visited the Snow Goose Restaurant/Sleeping Lady Brewery — favorite brews: Urban Wilderness Pale Ale and Fish On IPA. Our favorite at King Street Brewing was the IPA. We had a good conversation with a couple of local patrons who gave […]
Patterns of the Exit Glacier Outwash Plain
The patterns of silt, rock and water at the Exit Glacier outwash plain are fascinating.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Renee took us to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Girdwood. We saw Elk, moose, black and grizzly bears, and a wounded eagle (gunshot damaged his left wing).
Renee, Bill and I drove down to Portage Glacier on a chilly, rainy day. Nevertheless, the views were stunning.
Alaska SeaLife Center
The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward is situated on Resurrection Bay. There were all types of sea life – fish, sea lions, puffins and colorful sea creatures like star fish and anemone. One display allowed observers to touch sea anemone with two fingers – icky or fascinating depending on your perspective.
Bill and I spent a few days in Seward, Alaska. We visited Seward Brewing, Exit Glacier and the Alaska SeaLife Center. The weather was perfect – a clear day, moderate temperature.
Watch Out for Bears!
We can’t figure out if it was good that we didn’t notice this before hiking up to Exit Glacier or not. I must say at first glance I was happy to see guidance for what to do in case of a bear in the area: don’t turn and run; talk to it and back away […]