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Published: August 11th 2011
City of Flowers
Anchorage is known as the City of Flowers. A great deal of effort is taken to have wonderful displays everywhere.
I arrived back in Alaska on July 27th having spent three weeks in Austin, Texas welcoming a new grandson. Quite a change, we went from low 60’s to 100+ degrees and back again.
The rest of our group had spent a week in Fairbanks while I was gone, and had enjoyed that; they were all in Anchorage by the time I got there. The first morning while I was getting my email Anchorage experienced a 6.5 earthquake, nobody seemed fazed so I figured it was no big deal!
Betty, Gary and I decided to take a walk around downtown Anchorage and have lunch. Each weekday lunch hour there is free music in the Town Square, which is a grasses area in central Anchorage where folks bring their lunches and a blanket and enjoy a free concert. The day we were there the entertainment was provided by four guys from the Anchorage Air Force base; who were extremely good. Allan and Ted were staying at the American Legion and invited us to join them there for Happy Hour. We were so impressed that we moved over to stay in the campgrounds there too. We stayed in Anchorage for three more
These beautiful baskets are brimming to overflow with beautiful blossoms
days enjoying a trip down the Turn Again Arm, a visit to the Alaska Native Indian Heritage Center, and the Farmer’s Market.
We had enjoyed three really nice days of weather in Anchorage and were hoping for it to continue as we journeyed northward to Denali. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. We hit rain around Wasilla and a drizzle accompanied us the remainder of the day so Happy Hour was in my rig in Denali North State Park.
Sybil had left Alaska while I was in Austin and as we were planning to leave Anchorage Ted decided that he was going to start making his way back to the Gillette Escapade and not join us on the next leg of our Alaska trip.
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