Monday, 31 August 2015
31.08.2015 - 31.08.2015
Clear sky and sharp breeze welcomed us for today's visit to Anchorage Downtown. Bus fare for all-day travel for two Seniors is just $5. All that was needed was our proof of ID. The trip into the city centre was quick and interesting. Given we travelled on a major road there were mainly commercial premises and many of those were eateries. There must have been a dozen burger joints and most of them independent operators.
Many of the downtown streets were closed to vehicle traffic and there were only a few pedestrians. With a number of government buildings also closed there wasn't much activity.
We visited some interesting stores including Trader Jack featuring a massive range of Alaskan gifts and souvenirs. Items ranged from cheap knickknacks to upmarket clothing and artworks. An enormous inventory. Then Big Ray's Army and Navy store, a true frontier outfitter store. Outdoor leisure and working gear in a range of sizes up to 5X. Also looked for a while in a fur store. Amazing apparel at incredible prices. All of it absolutely beautiful.
Back to the hotel and crossed the street to get a bite for lunch, honest - NO extra large chilly today. No incentive to do anything much except prepare for the start of the Land Tour when we touch down at Fairbanks. The frequency of blog updates will take a dive due to the lack of Internet access. I'll write the stories each day but won't be able to post them for about a week.
Caught up with a bit more sleep then wandered off to a local - across the street - Italian joint. Cheap certainly but uninspired food.
Back to the hotel and booked a shuttle for 08:30 tomorrow to take us to the airport. Flight is scheduled for 10:35 with a flight of just over an hour to Fairbanks.
If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view photo for today by following this link to my main album
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony