Hubbard Glacier Alaska

Hubbard Glacier

  Hubbard Glacier is the largest tidewater glacier on the North American continent, as we learned during the on-board educational lecture. This glacier is unique in that It has been thickening and advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska since it was first mapped in 1895.   This is unique in …

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Seward Alaska

Anchorage to Seward on Alaska Railroad

Our next day began with a very early morning departure from Anchorage on the Alaska Railway. Sitting on the train, ready for the trip to Seward, sounds of reveille were heard, carried in the crisp morning air from the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The music was unexpected but carried beautifully as …

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Anchorage Alaska

Alaska Railroad Depot, Anchorage

This was our flight day to Anchorage, Alaska. We had a minor delay at DFW, but arrived safely at the destination. One of our larger suitcases arrived minus a wheel, which proved to be a challenge until the last day of our travel when John’s friend offered a luggage cart …

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Intrepid Museum


The rain was cold and fierce as we began Day 3. Our first museum destination was the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, located 46th @ 12th. We had not mastered local bus routes and set out on foot with umbrella in hand. The umbrella was of little use, as we …

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