It was drizzling when we woke up this morning, which is rather unfortunate considering we have to spend the entire day in the town of Seward before we take the train this evening into Anchorage to catch our plane back to Calgary. I had hoped to walk around a bit, but it was a challenge because of the rain. We dropped off our suitcase at the train station and then put on our rain gear and walked around town a bit. There wasn’t much to do in the town, and we didn’t have any hiking or activities planned – which was a good thing considering the weather. It made me really appreciate how awesome we had it for the entire cruise, actually.
We poked around all the shops and tried to figure out if there was anything that we wanted to buy. This trip was really light on the shopping, which was really quite nice. We mostly enjoyed nature and took a tonne of pictures. Perfect, actually.
After wandering around for a couple of hours we decided we should find a place to hang for the rest of the afternoon. It was a bit painful to be sitting around doing nothing, but every time I looked out of the window, it made me appreciate that we had found a nice dry place. We actually went and sat in the ice cream shop for about 4 hours! The gal working was not busy (because it was raining!), so she was happy to let us play crib for hours and hours. It was really great of her.
Finally, it was time to hop on the train. It was great. I love trains. We moved around to different cars because the speakers in our car were broken, so we couldn’t hear the commentary about the glaciers, rivers, and curves along the way. I really, really love trains (if you weren’t already aware of that!). It was great to stand between the cars and take pictures as we whizzed by everything. There was a bit of rain, but for the most part it was clear, so it was a really enjoyable and scenic ride. It made waiting around all day in Seward totally worthwhile.
We didn’t have any extra time in Anchorage. We arrived at the train station, grabbed our suitcase and went to the airport. It all actually flowed pretty flawlessly.
For the price of the trip, I would definitely do it again. It was super easy. And it was such a great way to get in some fun outdoor activities without too much planning or worrying about how to get there!
Until next time!