Well, folks, it can be done. Brian and I packed a lot into ten days in Alaska, and we had a great time. We flew into Fairbanks, spent three days there, then got on the Alaska Railroad to Anchorage. We got off at Denali and spent two nights there, taking a 13-hour round-trip bus ride deep into the park. Then we got back on the train for three days in the Anchorage area, including the one-and-only 26 Glacier Cruise. So we did take a cruise, after all.
Here's a selection of pics from our trip:
We loved our hotel, the Anchorage Grand Hotel. Right downtown, big room, friendly staff, and fresh-baked cookies every afternoon!
And, for anyone who's interested, here are the life birds we picked up in Alaska:
(*-these last ones we may have seen before, but did not ID well enough to record.)