We started out Day 4 in Alaska with a little walk outside at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. When Mom was getting ready, Dad and I walked around to watch the people skiing. It didn't get really light until a little bit later than I was use to.
Since we missed the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel being open yesterday, we made sure to make it today. We had to be there by 40 minutes after the hour so my Dad drove really fast to make it.
Remember I told you yesterday that this tunnel was the longest one in North America and the second longest one in the world.
The tunnel is just big enough for one car or truck at a time. It is rock around the outside.
You drive then to Whittier which is right on the Cook Inlet.
Whittier is a town where a lot of cruise ships come in the summer but in the winter there is a super ton of snow.
As you can see the town looks like a ghost town. I told Mom and Dad it looked like a "Zombie Town." It was kind of scary looking.
Dad read that all of the people in the town live in this really tall building. It was a place where Army people lived before.
When we got back to Girdwood Mom and I wanted to find the library because we saw a sign. We were expecting to see a small library but it was new and big. It looked really nice.
First we did have to find a WalMart so I could get The Hobbit movie since it came out today.
We walked on the runway to get to our plane.Chugach Mountains.
When we landed we were really surprised when we got out of the plane and walked on the runway. It was all ice! I could barely walk because it was so icy and windy.
The Valdez Airport is really small. It is smaller than Des Moines even.
We waited for Dad to get the truck we rented.
The fishing boats were in the water but do not go out this time of year.