15-18 september 2004
Wednesday the 15th of September at 11.10 a.m. we left Schiphol airport,
via Chicago and Denver to Anchorage. We flew with United Airlines. Due to the fact that we had to
pass customs in Chicago, we missed our connection to Denver. United
Airlines offered us a direct flight to Anchorage with Alaska Air. We arrived in Alaska about
10 p.m. Someone from the hotel - Executive Suites
- picked us up from the airport. There we were finally able to go to bed
and sleep. We stayed there for 3 nights. It
was nice place and breakfast was good too.
Thursday the 16th of September we just relaxed, we went to Fred Meyer’s and bought some groceries and walked past Lake Hood.
Friday the 17th of September we were picked up at 7.30 a.m. and after a 2˝ hour drive we arrived in Seward. That was the start of our Glacier Tour. We saw seagulls, sea lions, bald eagles, sea otters, whales and a lot of glaciers. The only minor thing about it was that the boat went too fast to really enjoy it peacefully. After a 7 hour boat tour, we were in Seward again. On our way back to Anchorage (by van), we saw some dall sheep, bald eagles and beluga’s. It was a very nice drive (Seward Highway).
Saturday the 18th of September we were dropped
off at the train station. We got on the train to
Fairbanks that only leaves once a week in the wintertime. It was an
amazing 12 hour trip. We enjoyed the scenery very much. The train even stopped when there were
beautiful photos to shoot. That was funny.