Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anchorage, The Largest City in Alaska

Saturday we continued on to Anchorage staying at Golden Nugget Camper Park, a typical large rv park, with views of other motorhomes out your windows. We would have loved to stay at the state campground but as I said we needed water and we thought we would get a tv fix as we hadn't watched any for awhile and cable was advertised. However, it was only for long time residents and you had to pay additional for it. It is ok for our needs anyway.

Anchorage had a population of 290,000, the largest town in Alaska by far and home to half of the people who live in Alaska. It has a great downtown area with beautiful flowers hanging all over.


They also have a ton of restaurants. We went to one, Sacks Cafe, an eclectic new American restaurant in the downtown area. Excellent service, excellent food. Joe had Salmon with an asian fusion touch and I had Halibut with pasta, with tomatoes, pistachios, in a lemon sauce. The seafood was so fresh and great tasting.

We went to the Anchorage Museum, which is a world class museum and the largest in the state. It has an extensive art collection and one of the largest collections of Alaska Native Art and artifacts. The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center on the second of 4 levels has around 600 objects and wonderful exhibits along with videos of Native stories.

Check out the sun glasses below, Not actually glass but they had slits across the center for your eyes but gave protection from the sun before glass came to be.










Monday we actually got some sunshine, hurray. We went down to Point Woronzof, on the Cook Inlet and walked along the beach. It wasn't clear enough to see Denali which you can sometimes see from the Point.







There is lots to do in this town that we only got a taste of. Tuesday was sunny and warm all day but wouldn't you know it, that was the day we had scheduled to take the Jeep in for service. Yikes. It is the 60,000 mile service and they had it all day and so we were stuck in the motorhome all day. Such is life. We are hoping for a few more days of at least partial sun and no rain as we had a few days at Anchorage which we hope to enjoy at our next stop which will be a national forest campground down near Portage Glacier.


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