Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Brief Trip to Anchorage

Just a quick post if for no other reason than to document for myself that I am in Anchorage. I am here for a meeting on Barrow support and I screwed up on the dates of the meeting. It actually started yesterday morning but I didn't catch that until yesterday morning. Anyway, this is the view of Anchorage from the hotel room window. Nothing too spectacular and since it is before sunrise, you can't see the mountains. Maybe I'll post another shot later.
The is the view in the other direction that I had taken last night looking towards Cook Inlet. Again, the mountains on the other side of the inlet aren't visible. I head back to Fairbanks this evening so it really is going to be a short trip.

I had considered riding down but the airfare was cheap compared to the driving cost...

Update Tuesday Afternoon - A shot from terminal C at the Anchorage airport. It is a pretty nice, sunny day with temperatures above freezing and blue skies. In addition, the meeting was useful and productive.

14 comments:

SonjaM said...

Glad to hear that I am not the only one screwing up dates... happened to me, too.

RichardM said...

This meeting was planned a while back and I think that when I first received the email I looked at the wrong month calendar. I had it correctly entered on my calendar but I didn't look closely when I put in the travel request.

redlegsrides said...

The fact that airfare is proving cheaper than riding costs has precluded some trips for me darn it, even with the time available, the resources involved just don't make sense economically.

Trobairitz said...

Pretty lights.

Can you tell them you were on daylight savings time? Just a day different instead of an hour.

RichardM said...

I was thinking that you probably would've driven anyway, just because...

RichardM said...

Good idea, I'll try that daylight savings day. I wonder if that'll work by year...

Martha said...

You never need to move from AK. You are in motion all the time anyway.

RichardM said...

I resemble that remark...

No more trips scheduled for over a month!

VStar Lady said...

Whatever excuse works ... it happens to us all!

RichardM said...

I probably had a great excuse but I forgot what it was...

Bluekat said...

I love the night shots of the city lights.
How far would it be if you drove?

RichardM said...

Fairbanks to Anchorage is 356 miles

Bluekat said...

Pretty long drive. I suppose it's just a hop and a skip by Alaska standards. :)

RichardM said...

It's a nice trip, very scenic but enough civilization so you don't worry about getting fuel...