Since they didn't have to be at the airport until 10pm, we still had a whole day to site see.
Our last look at the beautiful Turnagain Arm.
Town of Whittier on the Prince William Sound near Portage.
Whittier is a fishing community as well as a port for summer cruise ships to dock.
The cruise passengers disembark the ship and board a train or bus to travel to inland Alaska.
We were waiting for a train to go through the tunnel so we could have our turn. You can only get to Whittier on the land side by going through the one lane, two and one-half mile long tunnel built during WWll. It is the only tunnel that has a schedule for traveling each way. Trains, motor vehicles and pedestrians all need to have a separate turn at going through.
A visit to the Alaskan Wildlife Rescue and Research Center
Animals and birds that can be released back to their natural habitat are and those who can not are keep and taken care of. There was a very nominal fee for walking around to see them. Their living spaces are set up so you can get a very close look, usually right up to their fence. Great for getting good pictures. Everything was very clean and organized.
Just kidding!!! This is one of the stuffed animals at the newly opened Cabela's in Anchorage (opened spring 2014).
After leaving Cabela's we had a good dinner at a Mexican place in Anchorage. The moose below is real and was feeding right outside the airport fence.
Sadly we had to say goodbye. ( Well, I was sad, apparently Judy not so much! ) The pictures you have seen for our 2 weeks together are such a small look at everything we experienced. Can't wait until Judy joins us in the winter for a sunny southwest vacation.