My parents and I left the airport after waiting for some time for my mom's bag which never arrived. The airline stated a glitch in the system at Seattle meant her bag hadn't been loaded onto the plane but would arrive later in the afternoon. My dad joked that her bag fell out of the plane on the descent which is what caused the earthquake. Post airport, I took them to their first Alaskan dining experience - a local burger joint called Arctic Roadrunner. The food there is good but it's the experience I love. The whole place has a lodge like feel and the walls are covered with life stories of loyal customers. It was the perfect welcome to town meal.
After lunch, we headed back to the house and spent time chatting until Nathanial got home from work. From there we went to a small town an hour south of Anchorage called Girdwood. The drive down that portion of Highway 1 (yes, the only highway in Alaska) is absolutely breathtaking and Girdwood is home to our favorite restaurant - The Double Musky.