After we got back from the zoo, we headed over to the Westmark to see if we could check in. Our room wasn’t ready, so we grabbed lunch across the street at the Glacier Brewhouse. The food was fantastic. We shared a tempura green bean appetizer. Mac had the double dipped fried chicken sandwich with a blackberry and basil lemonade. I enjoyed a brick-oven pepperoni pizza with an on-site crafted root beer.
We walked back to the Anchorage Trolley tour. The tour is $20 per person, cash only, and it picks up at the same intersection tour as the zoo. Our guide moved to Alaska in college. Her husband’s family is from Alaska, and she had some really interesting stories about the 9.2 magnitude earthquake in 1964. The tour loops around downtown Anchorage, goes by Lake Hood (the largest float plane “airport”), visits Earthquake Park (a former neighborhood that was destroyed when the earthquake caused a 10 foot drop in elevation), and then heads back to the start. Mac and I thought it was a great way to see more of the city than we could without a car.