Anchorage

Anchorage is the largest city in the state of Alaska.  Population just under 300,000 people. We drove the car into town to check it out.

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage AK

Our first stop was at the Visitor Center where we watched a movie about the history of Alaska.  The narrated trolley tour was just leaving so we hopped on for the ride around town.

Trolly Tour

Trolley Tour

On Good Friday, 1964, Alaska was hit by a 9.2 earthquake, the second largest measured earthquake in the history of the world.  Earthquake park is located where the largest and most destructive landslide was in the town of Anchorage.  We walked the interpretive trail that explained how a 8,000 strip of bluff, 1,200 wide, slid into the ocean, taking 75 homes with it and killing 4 people.

Earthquake Park

Earthquake Park

A large percentage of Alaskans have their pilot’s license and we see small planes and float planes everywhere.  Our trolley tour guide said you only have to be 14 to get your flying license here, yet you have to be 16 to drive a car.

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Float Plane Takeoff

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