Chat with Deb—Anchorage, then Home

For the biggest city in Alaska, Anchorage has a lovely small-town feel

Snow City Cafe. Note the pretty lady in the blue jacket sitting in front, under the green snowflake. (all photos by author unless stated otherwise)
Do you like green eggs and ham? I really like them, Jack-I-am!
The view down one of the streets of Anchorage. That is NOT Mount Denali, the mountains are too close and it’s the wrong direction. Still, the kind of view that makes a visitor go “WOW!” when we’re just walking across the street. Note the (not so busy) traffic on a weekday.
The Anchorage International Airport (gray building is a hanger, I think, with a plane’s tail just to the left). There is a suspiciously familiar mountain beyond it.
Mt. Susitna, the Sleeping Lady. Okay, sure, head on the left, sleeping under a blanket (of snow, in this case).
Mount Denali would be the middle mountain. I think.
The local (not international) Anchorage airport. Families have float planes they have kept flying for generations, and kids earn their pilots licenses.
Soapstone (bodies), bone (faces), fur, and some sort of fancy stone base.
As I looked out my window as we departed Alaska — this was about 9:30PM, so of course there was still plenty of light—I spotted a cruise ship far below. We hoped the folks on it were having as good a time as we did!



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Jack Herlocker

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.