Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Day in Anchorage

It’s been a while since we’ve been close to the big box stores, so we decided to make a trip to Anchorage today and stock up on some things.  Our first stop was Costco where we also filled the truck with unleaded at $4.119.  Our next stop was Sam’s Club for a few grocery items. 

We stopped for lunch at the  Alaska Bagel Restaurant thanks to a coupon from Groupon.  For those of you who don’t already know about it, they have a daily offer in several cities offering half off coupons.  It’s not just restaurant coupons either, as there are several businesses advertising through Groupon.  Since we were traveling to Alaska this summer, I had been following the deals in Anchorage, checked into this offer, studied their menu, saw it had good reviews and purchased a $15.00 off meal coupon for $7.00.  The restaurant was very busy, had generous servings, and we both enjoyed our meals.

Since beginning this trip and seeing our first wildlife at a distance with no chance for a decent photo, we had been kicking ourselves for not having a “whale” lens for the camera like our friend Dennis.  So, our next stop was at Stewart's Photo, Inc. where we purchased a more powerful telescopic lens.

We visited the The Ulu Factory to purchase a gift and also a couple of other stores to take care of another gift.  If that wasn’t enough shopping, we stopped at Walmart for a few other things on our way back to Ian’s house.

Jennifer’s mother fixed us a great spaghetti dinner with salad and rolls, and then the girls all got ready to head to soccer.  Jennifer took Summer to a game, Jennifer’s mother took Corey to practice, but before they all headed out I got them seated for some quick photos.

Here’s Corey holding Cozmo, Jennifer, and Summer.  Last summer, Cozmo actually chased a grizzly off their property!


And then another of Corey, Jennifer, and Summer.


They’re a very busy family and we’re really enjoying our stay here.

I did see one moose in the brush on our way back to Eagle River from Anchorage in the vicinity of Elmendorf Air Force Base.


1 comment:

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Sounds like you got some good deals. I'm looking forward to our visit to Anchorage to get a 'big city' fix.