Monday, July 30, 2007

July 26 - Anchorage

July 26 – Anchorage
We were in Anchorage for the afternoon. We visited Earthquake Park. It is an outdoor exhibit on the God Friday, 1964 earthquake that devastated south central Alaska. It wiped out some entire towns. Look that one up sometime. The story of this earthquake is very interesting. We traveled to the western edge of the city Point Woronzof. It has fantastic panoramic views of Cook Inlet, Point McKenzie and various mountains across the inlet, Mt. McKinley and the Anchorage skyline. While we were there a tour bus pulled in and everyone piled out for a picture, including the drivers. They spotted us and asked us to take the pictures. They laid out about 25 cameras on the rocks in front of us, struck a pose in front of the Downtown Anchorage skyline and we started taking pictures. It was the last night of their tour and they wanted a group picture.
Then we hiked a ways down the Tony Knowles (former governor of Alaska) Trail. We didn’t go the whole way, as it runs for about 11 miles along the shore of the Cook Inlet.

Then we went to the Alaska Wild Berry products and had delicious ice cream and saw the HUGE chocolate waterfall. (Sorry - I couldn't get the picture rotated. That's what happens when you get in a hurry!)