Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cordova Alaska

In July we went to Cordova and went fishing. We were suppose to be catching Halibut, but our guide wasn't so good and we (and by we I mean Sammy!) ended up catching Silver Salmon.

Sammy caught 3 Silver Salmon - here is his first one.

And I caught something a bit smaller - I think this was some kind of Cod.

Art had a good time hanging out in the cabin, which was warmer than the deck where it was FREEZING and rainy outside!

Art was snacking, listening to music, and flipping through his magazines. The good life!

The next day in Cordova was incredible - of course...cold and rainy when we're out on the Sound and warm and sunny when we're hanging out in town!

This is a view of the marina - the town is behind me.

This is the main street in town - it's a very small town. The day was so beautiful and it was warm enough to take off our jackets, but you can still see that it's cold enough that the snow doesn't melt completely on the mountains.

When we were walking down main street I found a craft store. It was incredible, she carries everything from needlepoint supplies to felting, scrapbooking, and she even had spindles and gave classes on how to spin your own yarn. I would love to have access to a store like this in Dubai.

We had dinner at the marina, it was very tasty.

The next day we had a drive around Cordova - the road is only in and around the area and it ends at a glaicier. You have to either fly into Cordova or take the ferry in you can't drive it's not connected to Alaska's highway system. Anyway on our way to the glacier we saw a bear, a mother bear with her cub(s). We couldn't tell if there was just one cub or two. But, Sammy and I being smart stayed in the car while we were watching her and taking photos. 2 car loads of people drove up behind us and got out of the car. Now she was maybe 25 yards from the road, and granted there was a small pond between her and us, but really do you want to get out of the car?! They run very fast and are very protective of their young, and almost all attacks happen when a person gets too close to the mother and her young. Well according to the papers in Sammy and I drove off because we didn't want to see her eat anyone. Further down the road we saw a second bear that looked younger and skinnier than the one above. He was in the middle of the road stauntering down it like he owned it.

This is the end of the road and we were the only ones here.

We went back to Anchorage the next day and...

had breakfast at our favorite place in Anchorage, Gwennies. They have the best eggs, pancakes, and reindeer sausage. I always feel like I need a nap after having breakfast here

That night we went to our other favorite place in Anchorage - Humpy's. The food is good and Art loves listening to the band.

Here is a shot of McCallum at Humpy's. This is not watered down, this is not 2 shots, and it is not a teeny tiny glass. They just have a different definition of a shot over there! What a nice end to a very nice vacation.

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