I start my journey from Boston to Alaska with connection service via Dallas. I begin to wonder if others feel it is worth the long distance to travel to this state, our 49th state of the U.S Upon arrival it is rainy in Anchorage and so it begins “travelers must be prepared for rain with layer clothing and cool temperatures in the 50’s”. First night layover is at the Historical Anchorage Hotel, a charming hotel near the train and close to shops. Large rooms, a bit old, however friendly staff and an amazing free breakfast make this a good value. Time to get some sleep before heading out tomorrow to Denali National Park.