Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tok to Anchorage

Got up and ate a good breakfast that was included in the price of our stay at the Golden Bear Motel. For a continental-type breakfast, they had quite a lot to choose from on the buffet. We left there full and ready to start the day. If you visit Tok, we recommend the Golden Bear Motel. The owners are super nice and try very hard to please. It's not the Ritz-Carlton, but it's clean, comfortable, and the rates are reasonable. I made one last stop at the Tok General Store for some natural foods and then we were on our way.
 As we made our way down the Tok Cutoff on another rainy morning, we again encountered a lot of road construction and several long delays. As we were on no schedule, we really didn't mind. After one of the delays, we spotted a bull moose grazing in a small lake.
 This really was one of those Alaskan postcard moments.
 We've seen so many moose since we moved here that we now rarely take pictures of them.
However, a bull moose in the water with full antlers is definitely an exception.
 Back on the road we stopped occasionally to enjoy the beautiful views and snap a few photos before passing through Glennallen.
 Once we got on the Glenn Highway, we set our sites on having an early dinner at the Long Rifle Lodge. As we were getting hungry by this point, it seemed an awfully long way from Glennallen. We finally made it to the lodge and enjoyed burgers and fries for all while enjoying a million dollar view from our table of the Matanuska Glacier.
Kate was quite happy to be back into cell phone range!
 As we made our way back toward Anchorage, Greg and I both hated to see our trip come to an end. It was quite an adventure and we saw so many beautiful things and did so much fun stuff, that our Golden Circle summer trip will go in the record books as one of our favorites.

1 comment:

  1. I hated to see it end too! Everybody gets jealous when I tell them about it