Posted July 27th, 2014, 03:54 PM
After hiking to the Falls, we did the photo point trail which gives a great vantage point for photos. In total, we spent about 3 hours at the Park and we didn't even do the Visitor's Center, which we really wanted to do but we wanted to eat King Crab more! So we caught the bus back, no lines with plenty of seats. I forgot to mention the cost in previous post: it was $20 roundtrip and it was free for my toddler.
BTW, during the drive back along the shore, it was low tide and the shore/wetlands near the hatchery were just full of eagles everywhere! I was able to catch one decent photo while the bus was moving. At this point, I wish we had rented a car so that we could have stopped and watched the eagles. The drive to Mendenhall was pretty easy and I think there was only 1 turn. But oh well, it was still neat to see from the bus.
Once we got back to the pier, we found Tracy's Crab Shack which is right there next where the Miracle docks. It was packed and there was a long line, but it was worth the wait! We ordered 2 specials which included 1 leg, 4 crab cakes, bisque, and rolls. We also ordered a 1/2 dungeness crab and an Alaska White beer which my DH enjoyed. Everything came out to about $109 and it was so worth it!! We never had King crab and it was delicious!! Big chunks of crab meat!! Even the bisque was amazing!! They were selling the whole crab for $30 a pound if you wanted to eat the whole thing.
I give Mendenhall Glacier and Tracy's Crab Shack both an A++.
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