This is my first photo of Alaska, flying into Anchorage on Alaska Airlines – with glaciers below.
After checking into our hotel, we went exploring and found a huge open air market. Love these license plate maps.
It was a beautiful 70+ degree day. Don’t know why these people have long pants and sleeves on – we were in shorts and t-shirts!
Kinda wish I would have bought some of these antler buttons. If I stumble upon them again, I will for sure.
Ulu knives with bone handles. A ulu is an all-purpose knife of the Yupik and Inuit Eskimo. It was traditionally used for everything from skinning and cleaning animals, to cutting food and, if necessary, trimming the blocks of snow and ice used to build an igloo.
Colorful masks and beads.
From the market, we walked down to Ship Creek to wash the fly fishermen fish for salmon that were swimming up stream at high tide. I asked a nice man if I could take a picture of his catch and he let Dave hold it up.
Of course, that just made us hungry for seafood, so we walked just a few steps over and had dinner at Bridge Seafood.
As you enjoy your meal in the dining room, you can look out the window and watch the people catch salmon. Pretty Cool!
My plan is to eat fresh fish and seafood everyday on this trip. So far, so good!