Last Few Days as a Tourist

Surprise GlacierI am now back in Ottawa, where the sun is shining and it is summer! The weather wasn’t that cold in Anchorage, but it certainly wasn’t summer weather. It was more like early spring. A quick summary of my trip:

2 brew pubs
4 moose sightings
5+ glaciers
18+ hours of daylight
20+ seals
50+ sea otters

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Fri, 2008-07-25 21:57

And Now Back to Clouds

Lake HoodToday I had no plans, so I decided to go be a tourist. Just like everyone else around here! Anchorage is abuzz with summer tourists, and you can generally spot them a mile away. I’ve seen a few sights already, so today I drove out to the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, and then to Earthquake Park.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Mon, 2008-07-21 14:18

The Sun Came Out in Anchorage!

Flat Top HikeAnd it was glorious! You may be thinking to yourself that is a bit of a strong sentiment for a little bit of sunshine, but this is about the second time I have see blue sky since I arrived, nearly two weeks ago. The newspaper has had two articles on the summer weather since I’ve been here. The first said that this summer has been cooler than average. The second said that July in Anchorage has seen record rainfall. There has been an inch of rain here this month, which is apparently high. I can tell you that it’s been raining off and on since I got here though. I lived through the rainiest July ever in Anchorage! It’s definitely going down in history books.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Sun, 2008-07-20 02:27

A Weekend in Alaska

Moose!I’m not sure what I expected of Alaska. A great white baron North I suppose. It’s a place I’ve never really thought about; it’s always just kind of been there, on the map. I had never thought about coming to Alaska, and as a result never put much thought into what it’s like here. Well, I am discovering that it is not a great white baron North, and far from it! In fact, it is very green at this time of year. The lilacs and the daisies are both in bloom (as a result of the short but accelerated growing season), the trees are green and the vegetation is really very lush.

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Mon, 2008-07-14 14:04

Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun

View of surrounding mountainsI have been in Anchorage for 3 days now, and have spent a lot of that time working. That’s what happens on business trips! I am hoping that this weekend I will get a chance to see some sights, at least in Anchorage. There is so much to see and do here, it’s incredible. Alaska is an adventure-tourist paradise (especially if you are into fishing). I’ve posted a few photos, but I haven’t really had a chance to take many yet. There will be more to come!

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Posted in alaska | travel | work Submitted by Meg on Fri, 2008-07-11 03:03

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