Last day. This day made Anchorage not so bad. But still… Anchorage is ick.
Went to the Anchorage market and met some cool local artists.
Watched salmon fishermen in the local waters
Went to the Anchorage Museum (Art and Culture stuff)
Hit up a few local artists galleries/shops
Champagne and oysters at Bubbly Mermaid
Zazu drink and fries at Tequila 61
After many failed attempts to see a moose, and one blurry shot from earlier in the week of a baby moose, we finally saw one near the airport on our way out. The below poem was written when we saw the baby moose. But it feels fitting to put here.
THE ELUSIVE MOOSE The elusive moose is a mamma moose And she drinks the sweet berry mountain juice. The elusive moose is one to seduce And she trollops with her calf at caboose. The elusive moose seems to be a recluse And our time is up so me must vamoose.
This poem is for our tourguide, who really was awesome. 🙂
ADAM He's a wealth of information With careful pauses of ... consideration. He narrates as he drives the shuttle With dad jokes that aren't too subtle. Talking for hours with tales galore He'll keep on going, even if you snore. He'll get your ticket and get you there And tell you exactly how, when, and where. Be on time and don't be late. The stress that'll cause him is too great. He works hard to ensure our happy trip So we will be sure not to forget his tip!
I’m realizing it is very hard to blog while traveling. So I will do this the best I can!
We got in yesterday late afternoon. And though I love being somewhere new, I gotta say, Anchorage is probably not gonna make it on my “must visit again” list. It is quite possible that I am missing something, but I am honestly not blown away. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying myself, because I definitely am. Just overall- anchorage feels a bit underwhelming.
Landed around 2pm
Hotel stay at The Aviator in Anchorage- I highly suggest you avoid this place at all costs!!!
Walked around a local weekend market right around the corner from the hotel with my pal Jes
Drank a beer from local brewery called 49th state and met a friendly local named Sunshine
Found a cute bar/restaurant called Tequila 61 and had a fancy yummy cocktail
Met our guide from Ruby Range- Adam Moore
Dinner at hotel- despite the accommodations lodging the fish and chips was pretty good
Passed out and slept like a rock with my face mask and ear plugs on
I began writing rhyming poems on the trip… Here is my first poem written about Sunshine:
Shining in his orange vest Smiling larger than all the rest. He's not shy, he'll come right up to you You'll be confused, not sure what to do. Engage in a little awkward conversation Stay or leave? A contemplation. Just as you decide to go He stops because he wants you to know... his number!
Breakfast at hotel
Went to Wells Fargo Alaskan Cultural Museum and met with Robyn and Megan of the Alaska Art Education Association
We got to actually touch historical artifacts!!!!
Drove to Alaskan Native Heritage Center and learned about the 5 different cultures of Alaska’s Native people and the different clans within them.
Viewed and explored different traditional dwellings of Alaska Native Peoples
Bought some souvenirs (Earings)
Went to the Alaskan Native Medical Center for their gift shop. It was very small and made me anxious so I did not really look around
Walked around downtown Anchorage some more. Still not impressed, but found a cute Oyster/Champagne bar called the Bubbly Mermaid and had both of those things.
Went to dinner at the Crow’s nest which had an amazing view but was overrated for food. Very expensive for food trying to act fancy. Would not suggest eating there. Go for a drink at most.
Went back to Tequila 61 for after dinner drinks.
Played floor is Lava with towels at The Aviator since the floor and carpet was so dang gross