At the end of the last blog we were still on a quest to see Denali mountain, and things were not looking good with cloudy overcast skies. As we drove towards Anchorage we stopped at several overlooks hoping for a glance.
This picture was taken at an overlook about 42 miles from Denali and still no luck. It was amazing to see the number of people at each overlook hoping to see that elusive mountain. After all, it is one of the iconic symbols of Alaska.
We gave up and continued on our way. Suddenly Bill looked in the rear view mirror and said, “There it is!” We made a U turn and stopped on the side of the road for pictures. The clouds had lifted enough for this view about 50 miles from Denali. Amazing how excited two people could get over seeing a mountain!!
Along the way to Anchorage we stopped at the Alaska Veterans Memorial. A beautiful memorial in a lovely peaceful setting along the road.
We arrived in Anchorage, the largest city in Anchorage and home to about half of Alaska’s population. It was established in 1915 as the headquarters for the construction of the Alaska Railroad. The downtown area was destroyed in 1964 by the Good Friday earthquake.
Unfortunately there wasn’t much time to explore the city. I had to do laundry at the hotel before the second half of our Alaska adventure starting tomorrow!
Next up: A bus, a train and a ship