DAY 30—————Anchorage, AK___________0 Miles / 0 km Hanging around town today. A relaxed breakfast at the hotel and then out to look around. It was a pretty nice day for weather which felt good to see the sun. Went to a small bookstore/restaurant down the way while we figured out what we were going to do. Headed over to the Alaska Aviation Museum on the other side of the lake from the hotel, all of a 10 minute drive. There is an incredible amount of history here, covering pioneer aviators, but also how this community played its role in the second World War. Little known fact is that Alaska was the only soil in North America that was ever occupied by the Japanese Imperial Forces. It’s a $15 charge for adults and well worth it. A lot of vintage and historic planes as well as exhibits covering World War II and general aviation. There are also some planes outside that you can look around and one that you can board. I liked this Alaskan Airlines display because of the way they hung up the plane. We hung around outside at a makeshift control tower which is also a good vantage point to watch float planes taxi, take off, and land. I could hang out and watch planes all day…for some reason. Next stop was a little bit east to the Native Alaskan Museum. Very interesting presentations and they have several examples of native lifestyles and their dwellings on a circular campus. Each habitat had features that made it uniquely designed to adapt to the environment. Back into the downtown Anchorage area. Found a sporting goods store where I bought some gas for my stove and a raincoat. We roamed around until we found a nice little Thai restaurant and then headed back to the hotel. Simple day but we learned a lot and it was enjoyable .