Anchorage, Alaska

Greetings from the 49th State.  Ryan and I flew up to Alaska on Monday afternoon.  We were greeted in Anchorage by the lovely Erin Paull!  She helped us start our vacation off right with a late dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Tuesday morning, we had breakfast at Snow City Cafe and took a walk around downtown Anchorage.  I think I look pretty good on this moose.

These salmon sculptures are around the city



Fur store


One thing that really surprised me was the amount of flowers in Anchorage (or Alaska for that matter).  Erin said the flowers are plentiful because the growing season is so short, but there is a TON of daylight, which the flowers love.  I also learned that bears love the Anchorage Daily News.


Me and a wooden moose (who was skateboarding)IMG_9924


This is what our photos would look like if Erin and I were having an engagement photo shoot with this stuffed moose.

Westchester Lagoon





Earthquake Park.  “Welcome to Earthquake Park” with 4 bullet holes.  Apparently, people like to shoot things up here.


Concrete scoring.



Amazing stat!


Potter’s Marsh.  We didn’t see any wildlife, but did learn how quickly the weather moves in Alaska.  We had to run from the incoming rain!





My husband, Ryan, and tour guide (and BFF), Erin.



Tonight, as we came out of the hotel for dinner, a rainbow was shining down on this Auto Parts store.

After dinner (it was not yet dark at 11:00pm) I grabbed a shot of this painting by an artist whose work I was admiring earlier in a shop.  Katie Sevigny Art.
It’s my new laptop background.

I’m very excited for tomorrow. We are heading south of Anchorage towards Seward and Whittier.

  • gasfairypbAugust 19, 2009 - 04:33

    Love the pic’s.Yesterday ,I had dinner at Falces Resturant,and ran into Erin’s mom and dad.They both said HI. Like Walt Disney say’s, it’s a small world after all. From the looks of the sign in the park,I didn’t know that Sarah Palin got that far south from Wassilla. Enjoy the drive to Seward and I look forward to seeing more pics. Love poppabear.

  • gasfairypbAugust 19, 2009 - 04:38

    PS-I didn’t know that Johnny 5 and his son were in Alaska at Potter’s Marsh. Love Dad

  • Christina MontemurroAugust 19, 2009 - 13:49

    I love that we don’t have to wait for you to get back to see pictures!

    These are great. You are such a natural posing with that moose.

    All the landscape shots are gorgeous! My favorite is the second lagoon photo.

  • gasfairypbAugust 19, 2009 - 16:47

    wow rand, i think alaska is beautiful AND you are an awesome photographer. i LOVE these pictures.

  • sisterAugust 19, 2009 - 16:48

    ps, the above comment was mine. (o:

  • JessiAugust 19, 2009 - 21:20

    You are absolutely incredible.

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