Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Overlook near Eagle River

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After leaving the Nature Center we stopped by Eagle River Wal-Mart. It was a very nice, although smaller, store. For a Saturday afternoon it was a welcome relief to see that it wasn't even crowded. SBF Mindy and I browsed around while Greg took the opportunity to get a haircut. A fine haircut it was, after being several months overdue.

We left the store and headed to a gorgeous overlook Mindy knew of near Eagle River. It was located up a very steep road that would be no fun at all during the winter.

We took several pictures as we could see the Inlet and some mountains from this view. The views were incredible. If you look closely in the picture of Greg with his back turned toward the camera, you can see Mt. Susitna over his left shoulder.

We headed back toward Anchorage and stopped in for some fried chicken at the Lucky Wishbone. This restaurant has been a local favorite since the 1950s. They pride themselves on fresh, never frozen, chicken. The cooking method is called "pan-fried" and it is similar to chicken Moms all over the South cook on Sundays. It is very good but not nearly as good as dear ole Mom's. An admirable Alaskan effort nonetheless. Something Greg and I both found odd was that the fried chicken was served with french fries. Where are my mashed potatoes and gravy?!! All in all, a delightful dinner to end a a delightful day.

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