On July 3 we left Palmer and headed 45 minutes down the highway to Anchorage for a few days. This was pretty much a stop to see a few sights in the city, restock the pantry and fridge before we go down to the Kenai Peninsula, and pick up my brother at the airport who was coming to spend the next two weeks with us for the prime fishing season. The day after arriving, we went downtown to see the 4th of July parade. It wasn't as long as I thought it would be, but it was quite interesting to see the various groups, especially the different Alaska Native Peoples, that came out to march in the parade.
We also visited the Anchorage Museum at Rasmusen Center one day. It's quite a large museum and we spent just about 3 hours there. It is a large art, history, ethnography, ecology, and science museum dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art, and history of Alaska.