Saturday, June 22 is officially Day One of my Alaska Adventure which involved spending the afternoon afternoon and evening traveling to Anchorage, Alaska. The flight itinerary involved flying from St. Louis to Minneapolis followed by a nearly 6 hour flight from Minneapolis to Anchorage. Unfortunately, the flight from St. Louis to Minneapolis was delayed by 30 minutes, enough to cause problems in terms of getting to Alaska. Upon boarding the already delayed flight, mechanical issues further delayed the flight. So, getting to Anchorage involved a lot more effort (and vodka) than originally anticipated. I finally made it to Anchorage, landing at about 11:45 PM.
The time difference between St. Louis and Anchorage is 3 hours with St. Louis 3 hours ahead of Anchorage. So, it was 3 AM in the morning “A.U. Time” when I got off the plane. Since it is summer, it rarely gets dark. The picture here is immediately outside of the airport at 12:30 AM. According to the cab driver, this is about as dark as it gets in Anchorage this time if year.
Okay, so you get off a plane in Anchorage, Alaska at 11:45 pm and what does one do? Certainly there are no shortages of bars here including Tap Root, Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse, Darwin’s Theory, and The Peanut Farm. Some of us from this crazy group of nine went for a nightcap. Some of us went to bed. I wonder what A.U. did?