It’s not easy to get to Anchorage from Richmond! It all started with a very early flight (my family is awesome – they all got up and trekked to the airport with me at 4:00 a.m. to see me off!). The first leg to Washington D.C. was fairly smooth after they solved what the pilot termed, “a minor computer problem.” It was a tiny, tiny plane though and I was happy to land safely in D.C.
From there I had a 6 hour flight to Seattle. Six hours is a long time but thankfully it was fairly smooth. There was a lot of cloud cover during much of the flight, but every now and then there would be a break and WOW! What a view! As we got closer and closer to Seattle the flat land turned to mountains with LOTS of snow.
The Seattle airport was packed! After grabbing a $10 sandwich (yikes!) I boarded the last leg of the flight to Anchorage. This leg was about 3 and a half hours and was much, much bumpier than the one to Seattle. The cloud cover was very thick and we left Seattle in snow and arrived into Anchorage under a blizzard warning. Some areas got up to 2 feet of snow although it was just a light snow in Anchorage.
I had planned to drive to Seward tomorrow to participate in an Exit Glacier tour with the Seavey’s, but the weather is too treacherous to attempt what is already a dangerous 2 hour drive. I’m so disappointed as I was really looking forward to it, but the Fur Rondy Festival is going on in Anchorage so I will check that out instead!