End of the Road...Anchorage, AK via Wrangle-St. Ellias NP

On Wednesday, October 1, leaving Tok was exciting and scary at the same time. By the end of the day, I would be in Anchorage! I took off. No weather problems this day. I sailed on through the country side of the interior of Alaska and was amazed.

Ya know in the Simpson's movie when they drive into Alaska, the actually drive into a post card or a painting or something like that...yeah that's what its TOTALLY like!

I drove to Wrangle-St.Elias (spelling is questionable) to visit my friend Wayne, who is the Chief of Maintenance there. ((Yup, got an Alaska Regional Stamp Kristen and Justine!)) He was excited to see me as I was him. We had meet back in 2002 when I took the NPS Fundamentals Class. He wanted me to stay so he could take me up in an air plane to see he whole park! I was really sad to have to turn him down. I will definitely be taking him up on the offer in the future!

I continued on my route to Anchorage. I happened to look over at one point and saw what I thought was a big river in the mountains...actually it looked like a GIANT river in the mountains...except frozen into place! It was a GLACIER! I saw my first glacier! I just had to pull to the side and just stare...and take pictures of course!

The whole glacier sighting put me behind. I finally arrived in Anchorage, AK around 6:00 PM. I drove around a little bit and realized quickly they have NO zoning laws in Anchorage, AK. It's hard to describe. Things are just haphazardly thrown together. Anyways, my first impression is a good one. Later, I meet up with an FMLP student, Kirsten. John is her mentor, so she is up for the week. We went to Moose tooth and had some amazing pizza!

Here are my pictures from my day:

Until next post...Savor the Flavor and Drink the Blue Kool-Aide.


Blogger Snugs' mom said...

WOW! snow already! I won't tell you that's it been in the 70s here with GORGEOUS weather. :-P

6:01:00 AM  
Blogger sonicblue said...

It hasn't snowed in Anchorage yet...yet. It's super duper cold up in the interior though.

4:09:00 PM  

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