Alaska 2013 – Part 10

It was our last day in Alaska and we went through all the items on our “to-do/to-go” list. Some guy at the hostel said that the museum of the north was interesting, so we decided to just go and take a look since it was a short drive away. But something funny happened… my flu medication kicked in and I was super drowsy. Like seriously my eyes were closing while standing!

So Mr Goh asked me to sit down on a bench and rest (SLEEP more like it) while he went round viewing the exhibits. When he was done, I had napped for almost 15 minutes and was ready to view the next exhibit. But when I returned to SG and was going through the photos on my camera, I was confused because I don’t remember seeing the photos below… I even thought that they were photos from my dad’s previous trips to elsewhere. HAHA. Then I recalled that those were the exhibits that I missed out on. -_-” Well, luckily some of the photos were clear enough, and I could read up on them on Wiki, eg Blue babe.

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I miss the skies

I miss the skies

The exhibition we visited

The exhibition we visited

Our flight out was not till 1am, so we decided to go for dinner at Turtle Club, almost an hour drive away. I actually researched on where to go for our last meal in Alaska as it was also going to be our “monthsary” dinner. We don’t usually celebrate it but we do try to have dinner together and make the day special and memorable.

It wasn’t really fine dining to me as the atmosphere was somehow casual and relaxed. But there was a plethora of cutlery which Mr Goh was confused with. He got a little fed up with the cutlery and told me no more fine dining in future. Haha. Fine, we shall have KFC for future anniversary dinners. Finger licking good!! 😛 I think the only thing that was fine dining-ish were the prices.

Not sure why but it was super difficult to get a clear shot. This was the best, believe it or not.

Not sure why but it was super difficult to get a clear shot. This was the best, believe it or not.

Shrimp Cocktail, $8.95—Served with Tangy Cocktail Sauce

Shrimp Cocktail, $8.95—Served with Tangy Cocktail Sauce

Turtle Tails, $7.95—Made-Fresh, Cream Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Fried in our special Beer Batter

Turtle Tails, $7.95—Made-Fresh, Cream Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos Fried in our special Beer Batter

Halibut Chunks, $27.95—Deep Fried in a Light Batter

Halibut Chunks, $27.95—Deep Fried in a Light Batter – this was half portion. The server had helped us split into 2 portions since we were sharing.

We had tried Alaskan crab legs in Anchorage, salmon (in a baked salmon sandwich) at The Chowder House and so we decided to share a serving of Halibut chunks. It was fresh and very filling, despite only 3 chunks per half portion. The prawns, though only 4, were large and fresh – very crunchy and moreish. Cream cheese filled jalapenos are always welcomed! The food was undoubtedly good that made us really happy that it was our last meal in Alaska.

After dinner, we returned to the hostel and just hung out at the lounge till it was time to go to the airport. It was my first time backpacking and though I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want to do it again, the atmosphere at the backpackers was really warm and inviting. Everyone would just hang out at the lounge, using their laptops and asking each other for travel advice. Information was exchanged freely and we also shared anecdotes about our experiences.

Ironic because this was taken when we were leaving. HAHA!

Ironic because this was taken when we were leaving. HAHA!

I made Mr Goh take this photo because I was soooo happy

I made Mr Goh take this photo because I was soooo happy

Fairbanks airport

Fairbanks airport

Thank you! You have served us well!

Thank you! You have served us well!

Next up, Korea!!! Woo hoo, the land of yummy food, shopping and scenery.

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