Graham got up early and drove me to the airport this morning. I had two very nice comfortable legs to my trip to Anchorage. When I landed in Salt Lake City (yes, I had to fly east and south to go north and west), Knitting Hubby called to say that his flight out of Buffalo was running 2 hours late. When I got to Anchorage, Knitting Hubby called to say that Delta didn’t hold the flight for the people rushing to the Anchorage non-stop and that there was a chance that he might not make it here tonight. I almost cried.
So I spent my first day in Anchorage talking to our tour company figuring out whan plans B and C could be depending on when Knitting Hubby got here. Then I went emergency clothes shopping for him cause no telling if his luggage followed him anywhere. For all we know it’s still in Buffalo.
This was one of my plane window views as the clouds broke as we decended into Anchorage.
When I’d walked around downtown I looked at restaurant menus in windows and decided later to come back to the Snow Goose. It had outside seating and was a brew pub. Seating outside with the view was seat yourself so I lined up in the vulture line. When it was my turn and a table was coming up, a couple maybe a few years younger than I am asked if I was the line and then noticed that it was going to be a long wait for another table to open. So I asked them to join me. They ended up being fantastic table mates and I am so glad they joined me. I had Alaskan Red Crab Legs. YUM
Just as we were leaving the restaurant the sun set. This is my kind of view!
Tommorw we take the 250+ mile train ride into Denali Park. Not sure if we’ll have web access. See you when we are back in civilization!
Oh and knitting? I forgot that adventure. Yes I am already on the heel turn of sock one. But the best knitting part of the day was when I was in the SLC airport waiting for my flight. In the waiting area, there was a gentleman seated directly across from me doing Soduku. He glanced up and asked something like “knitting socks on #2’s? YES that takes a skilled eye. We talked and showed each other patterns we were working on until our flight started loading. Ken was from Kodiak, also spins (Louet S-51DT – about as close as you can get to a Lendrum DT), belongs to a crazy knitting group that rents a place (was it once a year or a couple times a year??) for a knitting retreat and reports that Kodiak AK has one LYS (with high prices). So hi Ken! Happy spinning! Then it ended up that my seat partner, though he didn’t knit or spin has lots of friends that do wo we talked different fibers – he has friends that spin dog and quivet and we talked DPNs vs Circs.