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REI was next on the route I plotted through town. This chain is one of our favorites but we don't
often travel to cities that have REI stores so it's a special treat for
us to shop there. Not only are they stocked
with great outdoors products, their service is also outstanding. Here's
When I tried to reattach the legs to one of my
convertible pants this
morning I realized the zipper was broken. An essential piece had broken
off, probably in the washer or dryer a couple days ago.
I took them back to REI to see if they could fix them but they
gave me a new pair instead at no charge -- identical color and size, since they are
still one of the current colors. The fella in customer service said this
is one of the perks of our REI membership.
Colorful flowers outside the federal courthouse in
I also bought another pair in a
different color. They are great for hiking and other casual activities.
Since our entire lifestyle is very casual, I mostly live in convertible
pants/shorts or jeans.
COLORFUL DOWNTOWN FLORAL DISPLAYS
Anchorage is known for its beautiful displays of cultivated flowers and
other plants in its parks and other public spaces.
entry about the city greenhouses showed
where the flowers are grown. I've shown lots of pictures of flower
beds already in June and July from city parks along the Coastal Trail,
flower baskets and beds at the downtown visitor center,
and the Anchorage Museum:
One of two city workers who were tending the beds
near the museum July 23
Impatiens, begonias, zinnias, and more
A type of coleus?
Most of those photos from the museum
grounds I haven't shown you before. I took those on a rainy day (July
23), as well as these displays across
7th Ave. at the federal
Since I'd seen those floral displays recently I didn't go back
to those locations again today. Instead, I headed for
Delaney Park and Town Square.
was easy to find free parking near I Street and 10th Ave. along the
Delaney Park Strip. The linear park is a block wide and about 20 blocks long.
I walked around and took photos of the veteranís memorials, MLK, Jr.
memorial, and numerous flower beds:
The Delaney Park Strip has acres and acres of
grass. The Chugach Mtns. are in the background.
Orange = dahlias
The next three photos show the nice military veterans' memorials at Delaney Park:
This memorial is for Martin Luther King, Jr.:
Town Square Park is in a busier downtown location at 5th Ave. and E Street. I
couldnít find any street side parking so I didnít get any pictures
SHIP CREEK AREA
Then I parked at the Ulu Factory next to Ship Creek. On the way down to it I
took photos of two imposing Alaska Railroad buildings:
I didnít have time to do a factory tour, although a five-minute tour was
offered for just me. Maybe next week:
I walked to the spectator bridge over Ship Creek to look for salmon. I
didnít see any salmon swimming upstream but could see about a dozen
I returned to JBER for a perm at the Stylique Salon in the BX (Base
Exchange) and to
shop at the commissary, where many grocery items are cheaper than even WalMart
and Sam's Club.
Jim went to Loweís and the BX in the evening. He spotted a male moose
with antlers on base but didnít have a camera with him to take pictures.
He also saw a female moose at JBER with her baby
Next entry: photos of gorgeous flowers at the Alaska
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
and Cody the ultra Lab
© 2012 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil