Since I use to live there, this wasn't a typical tourist trip to the Last Frontier.
I didn't go flightseeing, whitewater rafting, fishing, didn't visit Denali NP.
I just went up for the long weekend to enjoy some "regular" time in Anchorage, Talkeetna and Girdwood.
It was like when you go to your hometown and you just want to hit all your favorite places and catch up with people. That's exactly what I did and I had an absolute blast! The entire weekend was just the best!
When I left Alaska, almost five years ago now, I had plenty of the pictures most people take while visiting (mountains, animals, etc.), but I realized I had no pictures of "normal life" or places I use to go to all the time. Figured those might be nice to have... so here you go...
My first stop as soon as I got off the plane:
Bear Tooth Theater Pub for dinner with Annie, Martha & John. One of my favorite places ever! Cheap movies, great food and great drinks! Came back a second time on Friday night!
Was loving the midnight sun... the daylight always gives me so much energy.
My first full day I drove up to Talkeetna to walk around. I lived here in 2003, the first summer I spent in Alaska. Super laid back and a really fun place to spend the summer!
The Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge is where our tour guests stayed. Beautiful hotel!
On Friday, I started the day off right with breakfast at Snow City Cafe with Missy, Danielle & Bill. Lots of catching up and lots of laughs! Spent the afternoon with Danielle and Bill at the Anchorage Museum. I dragged them to the planetarium, which was kinda dumb - sorry guys! But the rest of the museum has been expanded since I last lived there, so it was great to see the new exhibits.
Local vendors, shopping, coffee, food. What more could I girl want on vacation?
After dinner we went to the Buckaroo Club where Missy & Bill joined us. Lots of laughs on my last night!