We arrived at the Clarion Suites hotel in Anchorage around 2 pm, but could not check in. We left our luggage then walked 14 blocks downtown, there was an army-navy surplus store that Reed wanted to check out. We saw the little visitor center, and Bret sat on the 5,116 lb Alaska Jade boulder, the state gem. Randy spotted a barber shop and got a haircut while Bryn and the boys visited the Alaska Veterans Museum. This celebrates both veterans from Alaska, and veterans from Alaskan wars. While Bret and Reed took turns at the flight simulator, Bryn had a nice chat with the director about the battle of Kiska and the 10th Mountain Division, and will be sending her some things about them sometime in the future.
Following our late hotel check-in, we had a delicious dinner in an Irish pub. While the boys swam in the indoor pool, Mom did some laundry and Dad caught up on computer things.