Today was all about smoking, butts that is. Early in the tour we had offered to do some pulled pork for the group, well today was the day we were going to be serving. Dave stayed up late last night and got two of the butts in the smoker about 11pm, we transferred them to a Nesco oven around noon and then put 3 chickens in the smoker. New friends Mike and Liz smoked the other two port butts in their Traeger grill/smoker. It was a relaxing day filled with an extended happy hour, it started about noon and didn't end until 5pm. Of course we were so busy once the butts and chicken came off the smokers we never took any pictures.
Today was our day to explore Anchorage a little bit. We headed out with Mike and Liz, first stop was the Alaska Botanical Gardens. Of course most things were passed blooming time but we had a nice walk, there were plenty of mushrooms growing.
One of the many means of transportation in Alaska is float planes, there is a local sea plane base in Anchorage so we headed over there to watch the planes take off and land for awhile.
By this time we were ready for lunch, one of Dave and Mike's goals is to sample as many local bears as possible. With 60 beers on tap, half of them local Humpys Great Alaskan Alehouse seemed like a logical place to go. Beer and great fish and chips, no desire for dinner after that large lunch.
Our last stop of the day was the Alaska Wild Berry Products store where we found a 12' chocolate fountain. Also found my first virtual Geo Cache, lots of chocolate and a few pieces even came home with us.
Until next time...