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Last Updated: 08/06/2008
On our last day, we took a day trip from Anchorage to
Seward. A 4 hour round trip stretched to 14 hours as we stopped many
times along the way to participate in the gorgeous setting. Highlights
of this part of the trip included
Picture breaks to view sheep and other wildlife
Damp looks at glaciers in Portage
A lunch stop in Whittier
A delightful stop in Seward (gas was $5 a gallon!) which
included a gourmet dinner at a family diner and a trip to
the Alaska Sealife
Center. If you're looking for excitement and glitz -
don't go to Seward. But if you enjoy a slower pace and
incredible views, check it out.
A 10 pm hike to the base of the Exit Glacier.
The real treat came around 12:15 am as we
drove around Turnaround Arm heading north toward Anchorage.
It was just dusky - not quite dark - when Ron yelled, "Did
you see that?????" Slamming on the brakes, he put the car in
reverse and slowly backed toward a large black creature?
Was it a bear - or a huge moose?
Of course, it had to be on my side of the car.