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Back from AK

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Apr 18, 2008 in Family Stuff, Today's Photo, Uncategorized

Well…I made it back from Alaska safe and sound. But I’m really having trouble adjusting to being back on East Coast time (as I predicted I would).

I just thought I’d share a few pictures from my trip…

Here was the view from my hotel in Downtown Anchorage:

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That darn Conoco building directly across from me (seen in the right on the bottom picture) kept me from getting an even more spectacular view of the mountains.

Here was the hotel…

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You can also see the hotel in this shot of Anchorage taken from Earthquake Park:

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Unfortunately, the clouds were covering the mountains that day. And yes, I said “Earthquake Park”:

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Alaska is a very active earthquake area – the park is where more than 100 home slipped into the earth during a huge quake in the 1960s.  Today it’s a lovely park with hiking and cross-country skiing trails.  I was surprised at the abundance of cross-country skiing trails.  They have a very complex system of trails covering quite a few parks – some of the trails are even lighted for night skiing.

Just across the street from my hotel was the shop that sold the $80 musk-ox yarn…

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I also grabbed a quick shot of the moose I saw (I was trying not to anger it, so I didn’t get TOO close):

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As you can see, there was quite of bit of snow on the ground. That is one reason I am glad to be home…spring is finally here in NJ and everything around my house is starting to bloom…

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Ahhh…there’s no place like home…

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