The adage "You can sleep when you are dead" has a little application when you are 80 and want to see as much of Alaska as you can in 9 days with limited financial and physical resources! We usually pull off on little roads or drives to have lunch from our picnic basket and we plan a couple of hours a day for resting.
We prefer leaving our luggage in the same place for a couple of days at a time when we can.
We are into history and nature and like not to only see but also to learn about the animals and geology, and humans interaction with them.
That said, here is our schedule:
Aug. 12 Anchorage arrive 7:15 P.M. Friday, August 12
Taxi to Anchorage Walkabout B/B
Aug. 13 Anchorage: rest up from flight in : City Trolly tour;
Rasmuson Museum; local sightseeing – shopping,
bookstores & antique stores & Market; Pick up car 4:45
Aug. 14 Talkeetna: in Anchorage spend morning at Alaska Native
Heritage Center; Sunday brunch; Grocery shopping (fill ice
chest & picnic basket); head out ; Denali View Lodge
Aug. 15 Denali/Healy: morning Sightseeing & shopping in
Talkeetna; Mahay’s Three Rivers Tour (jet boat) from
Talkeetna; drive to Denali Park Hotel in Healy,
Aug. 16 Denali/Healy: Denali NP Shuttle Park to Wonder Lake;
Denali Park Hotel
Aug. 17 Talkeetna – Flex day; depending on mood; Mess around
Healy, Back to Park, rest, bird & critter watching, end up
in Talkeetna at Denali View Lodge
Aug. 18 Cooper Landing Stop at points of interest; Alaska River
Adventures scenic raft trip in Cooper Landing check in
5:30 PM 3 ½ hrs The Hutch B & B
Aug. 19 Cooper Landing – Day trip to Homer; see oyster farms
and shellfish operations; area sightseeing on land and by
Mako water taxi; The Hutch B & B
Aug. 20 Cooper Landing – Day trip to Seward; Sea Life Center;
Cultural Center; Major Marine Wildlife cruise check in
11:30 A.M. 5 hrs The Hutch B & B
Aug. 21 Cooper Landing to Anchorage; Aleyska Tram Ride &
lunch at Girdwood; Turn in car at airport; Depart
Anchorage 8:30 P.M. (Sun)
We are always on the lookout for old maps and books and interesting primitive antiques. If you have any suggestions for places for us to stop or to see and locals we should try to talk to, please let us know.
If you see something that sound nuts to you, please point it out.