Saturday was Road Trip Day as we made our way via tourist bus from Healy just outside Denali, through Denali, and back to Anchorage by way of Wasilla. You know Wasilla, I’m sure, as it was a former mayor of Wasilla who brought international attention and fame to Alaska’s much-envied educational system. But I digress.
The skies didn’t exactly open up to a sea of cerulean blue, but at least it quit raining for most of this segment of our journey. Unfortunately, Mount McKinley was still hidden by overcast in the distance, and refused to make even the hint of an appearance.
By the time we got to Houston the rains had started up yet again. No. Not that Houston. The other one. In Alaska. Just north of Wasilla, home of Alaska’s most famous Wasilla High School graduate. But I digress . . . again.
At any rate, we rolled back into Anchorage around 6:00 P.M. and, with the foresight and intelligence thrust upon us by virtue of the fact that neither of us had ever attended Wasilla High School, we had reservations at our favorite Anchorage eatery. This was our third trip to The Glacier Brewhouse, having gone there twice before on our first stay in Anchorage earlier in the week.
Now, if you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you know that any restaurant that beckons us back three times in one week has got to be a lot better than merely great. The Hearty Alaska Seafood Chowder here is an absolute winner. Their pizzas are among the best outside my own kitchen. Their White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake is by far one of the best restaurant cheesecakes you’ll ever try. And on top of all that, they brew their own beer—this meal had me trying their exquisite India Pale Ale.
Here are a few shots taken of our road trip and our meal at the Glacier Brewhouse: