Anchorage Journals

MUSHING at The Iditarod

A February 2001 trip to Anchorage by Hey Jude

Seward Bay Bus / Boat tour Photo, Anchorage, Alaska More Photos
Quote: My 1st trip to Alaska, but not my last! I went to watch the Iditarod dogsled race, which runs from Anchorage to Nome. It was AWESOME!! I had a fun time mushing at a private home, the "Mushers Banquet", Seward Bay boat day cruise. There is a fabulous Mexican restaurant downtown Anchorage! Alaska's beauty is calling me to live there. MUSH!

Comfort Inn Ship Creek

Hotel | "Comfort Inn"

Comfort Inn Ship Creek Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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I had a very nice clean room with a complimentary coffee/tea bar in the room. There were FREE hearty breakfasts every day in the dining area overlooking a bay, with LOTSA food: oatmeal, biscuits and gravy, pastries, cereals, fruits, hot choc, coffee, tea, and snacks. There was a FREE plug-in for a computer modem, with FREE toll-free-number access at no extra charge to the phone bill. I had a ball emailing pictures every night to family and friends in the "lower 48." I had a big pleasant surprise: I met Vern Halter, a famous musher who stays at this hotel every year--very friendly, nice guy. And his dogs were out back in their "cute" truck. This was a real treat for me. The...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2003

Comfort Inn Ship Creek
111 W SHIP CREEK AVE
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
907-277-6887

Cantina La Mex Restaurants

Restaurant | "The Cantina"

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I don't remember the name, but it's the only Mexican restaurant in downtown Anchorage and all the locals know where it is. I found it by just walking around, I think near Fourth Avenue. Downtown Anchorage is very very small, and the main streets are Fourth to Sixth avenues. (Iditarod's ceremonial race starts at Fourth Avenue.) This cantina is extremely festive, clean, high quality, and popular, with LOW prices for meals.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2003

Cantina La Mex Restaurants
900 West 6th Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 274-7678

Seward Bay Bus / Boat tour

Attraction | "Seward Bay Bus/Boat tour"

Seward Bay Bus / Boat tour Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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This was very economical considering the distance from Anchorage to Seward--approximately 100 miles. The sights along the way were spectacular--snow, moose, snowmobilers, inlet lakes, Alaskan houses, quaint little towns, a stop on the way back at a cute gift shop at moose farm, other cute animals, etc.! There was wonderful narration by the driver in a clean and comfortable van seating approximately nine people. Then there was the gorgeous Seward Bay, with its royal-blue water. The boat was heated, but is was comfortable outside also--not really that cold, just chilly and breezy at times. Imagine that, February/March in Alaska! Take lots of film, a movie camera, and/or binoculars, too. Lunch is ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 19, 2003

Seward Bay Bus / Boat tour
Seward Bay
Anchorage, Alaska