Written by wheelchairtraveling.com
After checking out, we decided to get a brunch at our now favorite place in Juneau, Alaska, The Sandpiper café, and have some more of their amazing egg benedicts. They did have a small ramp in front that made it easy to get in. With a full stomach we headed to the airport to catch our one-way flight to Anchorage. The return process for returning the rental car at Hertz was as easy as parking your own car at the airport, and going to the counter to return keys and get your receipt. The flight was a painless 1:35 long, and Alaska airlines guarantees the luggage to be at the belt in 20 min. They are also very nice and accommodating to all wheelchair related requests. We decided to drive around the city a bit before going to our hotel, which we booked a few months earlier – the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa.
Anchorage looked a lot like any other small US city – not that spectacular or “Alaskan” at all! We were actually glad we went to Juneau first as this was pretty disappointing with normal stores, office buildings etc. I guess they do need to have a place to make money as well! After driving around for about an hour, we decided to go check into the hotel, drop off our bags and go get something to eat for a late lunch.
We looked up the places on Yelp and decided to check out La Cabana Mexican restaurant a few blocks away and walk/roll there. That was an experience by itself as the stores and closed down business we went to did not make us feel good. When we got to the restaurant there were two cars outside and it looked a little shady. Trying to decide if we should just go back, we decided to check it out on the inside and were pleasantly surprised. We were at the back entrance and that is why it looked strange. The food and service both were good for 3pm on a weekday, but nothing to write home about.