Museum and Snow Sculptures


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March 5th 2017
Published: March 6th 2017
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Today was a day of being a tourist. I planned on taking the bus (bus stop very close to house I'm staying in), and my host thought the bus came on the half hour. Not so - I missed the bus by 6 minutes and the next one was in an hour. My host drove me downtown and told me how to take the bus home.

I went to the Anchorage Museum, $10 for seniors. There was a display on US-Russia going back well before the US purchase of the land. The division of US-Russian land divided local tribes that traveled back & forth. When they were denied access to travel across the boundary many of them didn't see relatives. Finally an agreement was made between Us & Russia that allows them to visit with special papers.

The 2nd floor of the museum was dedicated to Natives of the Alaska area. There were movies, photos, and displays of all the different tribes. I spent lots of time here looking at the displays. I especially like the garments and beading work.

After that I was going to go to a theater that shows films about the 1964 earthquake, but unfortunately it was closed. Compared to Saturday - alot of places were closed. I decided to look at the snow sculptures. It was challenging to get good photos of the snow sculptures because many of them were in the shade, and I was trying to maneuver around lots of people.

I caught the bus back home ($1 for seniors). I was thinking of stopping in a pub for a beer before taking the bus, but decided to check the bus schedule. Good thing I checked - it was the last bus (smaller schedule on Sunday).


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7th March 2017

Amazing snow sculptures
The snow sculptures are amazing, remind me of the sand castle contest at Imperial Beach. I'm really enjoying your blog and pictures. Ready for the next one!!
7th March 2017

WOW!
Sounds like you are having a wonderful adventure. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

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