Sept 25, 2005 - Sunday
Willow, AK to Anchorage, AK
Not too many miles today.
down to Anchorage looking for an Internet cafe. Not
any just driving through the downtown area I hit the phonebook - two,
specifically, listed. One, Sourdoughs, was a newspaper and
tobacco shop - I'll skip that one for now. The other has been
of the business since 2001 - it looks like I found an old phone book -
but I met yet another fine person - Pat (photo below). Pat
directed (drew a nice map - worked! Thanks) me to another
where I spent a few hours uploading pictures and met several new folks.
When the battery
started to run low I headed back to the road - decision to stay in
Anchorage for the night is made. Before check-in I drove to
parks near the airport. Aside from taking pictures of the
I spoke with more good people - one lady (Vicki?
Champaign/Urbana IL for a bit, and another gent
lives/lived in Wisconsin). I'm re-thinking the ferry trip
decision. It looks expensive in itself but I'm looking at
would cost me to drive the route myself - food won't change but lodging
and fuel would.
Dry roads and cloudy skies...
A fire - nearing completion.
Pat at the bookstore (that used to be an Interent cafe years back).
A Novel View
415 "L" Street Anchorage AK
Thanks for the help!
Sitting out by the water, near the airport
Small planes were following a different pattern
nice enough to snap a pic for me - nice chatting!
Butch sent over few pictures...
This was a fun one - she was jumping and twirling - wanting Daddy to
take a picture of her.
It took a few tries to get the digital camera timed to get the shot.
Put a smile on my face.
Park near the end of Raspberry Lane.
Then there's this aviation complex (it's next to / near the main
airport) - water and land based.
Floats, floats, more floats
Float planes take nearly the same pattern - at the last few hundred
feet they turn right and drop down onto the water