Saturday, July 26, 2008

Alaska -- The Adventure Begins!

The view out the window of the Anchorage airport when i arrived -- 10:30 pm!

Joy and I woke up bright and early in Anchorage (well, everything and everytime is bright, here in the land of the midnight sun!), collected the rental car (a compact American car in a shade of blue I didn't know was still used for cars) and set out south out of Anchorage to the Kenai pennisula.

Good news about driving in Alaska (outside of the big cities) for the directionally-challenged like me: there are hardly any roads, so there are very few turns! We drove for three hours and honestly I think we only turned twice!

The Kenai penninsula is gorgeous -- moutains, water, etc. We enjoyed the drive down, collect Paul at Space Camp in the town of Kenai, and headed over to the town of Seward, which is sort of like West Yellowstone, for those of you who have been there, but smaller and with slightly fewer giftshops and a lot more fish. It's a point of embarkation for tourist boats (like the one we went out on Saturday) and commercial fishing.

No comments: