The things I've noted, and I'll probably add to this, include the following:
- Reindeer Farm in Palmer
- Musk Ox Farm in Palmer
Both of these sound interesting. If we go to the Large Animal Research Facility in Fairbanks, we might skip these. But we'll see.
- Knik Glacier--I have this on our list, but I doubt we'll do it, given the limitations on our time and the additional expense when we have other somewhat pricey activities
- Cooper Landing--This would be a bit of a detour, but the Russian River Falls sound like they have the potential to be really cool. Depending on how we feel on Day 12, this could get bumped to that day...but I doubt it
- Exit Glacier--I am not sure if we can fit this in or not, but I'm putting it here as well as on Day 12.
- Alaska Sea Life Center--I am thinking of this as a "must see". It's open until 9 PM, so we should be good to get a few hours in after dinner.
Typing this out has helped me sort my priorities. After I had booked our plane tickets, I learned that there are two major events in Seward during our time frame. One I knew about already, but the second one was a complete surprise...so I had to rearrange a few things in order to get a hotel room that would not break the bank. Because I could only get one night in Seward at that hotel, we will only be in Seward that one night. That hotel does have a full kitchen, so again, we might be eating in. We've paid for half of the lodging costs for this hotel.