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2014 Alaska Vacation: Last Day

One of many stuffed animals at the visitor's center

One of many stuffed animals at the visitor's center

Our last morning, we finished packing all our gear to get ready to turn in the RV.  Then we drove back into downtown Anchorage to see the Park Service visitor center.  There were some nice displays and a couple of really nice movies, including this one on the Northern Light: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdy8jjc9-TM

The Reindeer Sausage Nazi

The Reindeer Sausage Nazi

On the way out we stopped at this cart to get a reindeer sausage.  The sausage was terrific, but the guy was a little brusque, including a sign saying, “Get off your cell phone and complete your private conversations before stepping up to order.”  Reindeer sausage was terrific!

Our last lunch in the RV -- cleaning up all the leftovers

Our last lunch in the RV -- cleaning up all the leftovers

We then drove near the RV rental outfit and stopped to fill up the gas tank and the propane tank.  We then ate most of the leftovers we had left in the refrigerator — our last vacation meal.

Panorama from one of our rest stops

Panorama from one of our rest stops

As a sort of recap, here are a couple of neat pictures that didn’t make it into previous posts.  You may need to open the panoramic pictures in another view to see them fully.

Panorama on the Ruth Glacier

Panorama on the Ruth Glacier

In this picture Tom moved part way through the picture so that he could be in it twice!

The stone man across the street from The Sourdough Mining Company

The stone man across the street from The Sourdough Mining Company

This is a replica of a navigational aid that Alaska natives would build along the trackless tundra to help guide themselves to good hunting grounds, home, etc.  This one was set up across from the restaurant at which we had our last dinner in Alaska.

Flying home, looking down at glaciers and mountains

Flying home, looking down at glaciers and mountains

Farewell Alaska…


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