If it’s Friday, this must be Alaska. Today’s travelogue is from Thursday, August 24 – the end of the cruise and the beginning of a long weekend in Anchorage. Our ship docked dark early in Seward
and we boarded the train for Anchorage.
|from the Alaska Railroad website|
This was our first of three train trips on the Alaska Railroad; I can’t say enough good things about the company, the service, … and oh my goodness the views. The trip from Seward to Anchorage (via Girdwood) is about four hours and it’s fully narrated.
|yay for knitting|
|and a full-service bar|
We planned to travel the Anchorage to Grandview route again on Sunday; I have more photos to share from that trip – this is just a quick taste!
We arrived in Anchorage, checked into our hotel (the Historic Anchorage Hotel – really delightful and very close to the train station), had lunch (pizza!) and then took the Trolley Tour. This was a wonderful introduction to the city and its history. Our tour guide was energetic and entertaining. Highly recommend if you’re ever in Anchorage.
Anchorage is a very pretty city and it was in full bloom.
|in front of city hall|
The Anchorage natives call this monument to Eisenhower (president when Alaska became a state) “Eisenhower on the Half Shell”; the flowers are the best part!
We had dinner at Tequila 61° … great food, cold beer … and a fun bar scene.
Then early-ish to bed so we’d be up and ready for the train to Talkeetna. Stay tuned … next week!
Happy Friday, y’all!!