I should mention that the Anchorage Sheraton is fantastic. Our room is pretty, clean and spacious. We have an incredible view and it is close to everything.
We began the day with an amazing breakfast at the Alaska Breakfast Club. They have been renamed, but for the life of me I can't remember to what. Best coffee ever.
From there we headed out to Chugach State Park. The drive was amazing. My favorite part was this great creek that ran under the road. (View the video here ) Our first destination was the Eagle Creek Nature Reserve . There is a nice little visitor center with very friendly staff. I headed off on the trail to the beaver dam. A good chunk of the trails were closed due to bears which only added to the sense of adventure. The scenery here was truly incredible . This area also used to be a part of the Iditerod dog sled race , fun little piece of trivia.
After the gardens, we drove around the park a bit. We stopped at the turnouts whenever things looked interesting . Personally I was hoping to spot some wildlife. Turns out we were lucky on that front . They were babies , but they were moose (what is the plural of moose? ) and we sure don't see those wandering around home.
Very cool. Now to spot a bear!
We had dinner at the Snow Goose Restaurant which was fantastic. They brew their own beers and they are good at it. I strongly recommend the Highlander. In addition to good food and good beer, you get a pretty view of the inlet from the dining room.