Sunday, July 13, 2008

Alaska '08 Day 32, Anchorage

Sun July 13, 2008

We went down to the Anchorage Farmers Market, about a mile away. It's really not a farmers market but more like a crafts and souvenir market. Some of the art was really nice and somewhat expensive. Lots of photograhpy, fur, antler art, and indian style art (by non-indians). They also have food vendors and we got some excellent salmon quesadillas!

We walked around downtown to look in some souvenir shops. The city has hung a lot of giant flower pots. Many of the small flower gardens have huge tuberous begonias. The city has salmon statues on display around town that they gave to various artists to paint or cover like Cleveland has guitars. They are getting ready to celebrate 50 years of statehood in 2009.

We stopped at the Ulu Factory down in the flats below the Farmers Market, we wanted an ulu for pizza and quesadillas.

We went back an took a look at Ship Creek, it's right behind the Ulu Factory. There were maybe 2 dozen people fishing today, they are between salmon runs right now. I saw one salmon, looked like a silver salmon, I think that is the next run to start late this month.

- Jon


At July 13, 2008 at 9:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. I've never had a salmon quesadilla. Salmon fishing must be very popular there.


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