Upon arriving in Anchorage, MOH and I, along with my parents, immediately proceeded to the famed Moose's Tooth, where some people had beer with lunch, and others had beer for lunch. The beer in question was their Fairweather IPA. There has been some recent interest in beer in the geoblogosphere - Alaska is a great place to check out different kinds of beers for anyone if you get a chance.
Below - a couple photos from inside the Moose's Tooth.
T-shirt shops and cocktail lounges...
After reaching satiation at The Tooth, we made the one (and only one this time) obligatory stroll through downtown Anchorage, where we conducted some business and did a bit of window shopping.
Above, the "yellow mall" with an example of the ever-present Alaskan-summer, hanging baskets of flowers.
The question is, is it summer or fall? The answer is barely visible in that last picture: some barely blooming fireweed stalks on the side of the road.