We're doing 2 days in Anchorage so Nathan can work in the mornings. There's not a whole lot to do in this city and I'm hesitant to hike alone in Alaska (bears, people!) BUT we did do one hike when we got in: Rendezvous Peak Trail (Difficulty: Moderate). We drove up a badly paved road into the mountains for miles to an old ski area and hiked into the valley which featured lots of wildflowers (2nd fav trail feature after glacial lakes), some babbling brooks and a couple foot bridges. Then we turned towards a much steeper incline which was HARD the rest of the way up. Lots of water breaks. The clouds at the top were so thick that you couldn't see the breathtaking views, which was unfortunate. But here are some pictures from he valley.
Food: More reindeer sausage, dim sum, excellent Turkish food featuring carrot yogurt dip. Ice cream flavors we tried: Spruce, Rhubarb, Campfire S'mores and Wild Blueberry.
Odds and Ends: Lupe Fiasco was playing a concert in a STREET ALLEY between two restaurants the other night. So if you're wondering where he's been, he's playing streets in Anchorage.
We also took bikes and went down the coastal pathway which surrounds the city. I looked for moose the whole time but didn't see any. Some images: