Not even two weeks ago, Chinese President Xi, made a refueling stop in Anchorage on his way home, after meeting with president Trump in Florida. He had enough time to talk to the Gov Bill Walker about trade, and to ride down Turnagain Arm.
Then just this last weekend US Vice President Pence also stopped to see the governor, on his way to South Korea.
We also have an emperor visiting as well, and he's fueling up too. This time it's a threatened emperor goose - a ways out of its normal range, which is western Alaska and coastal Russia. He's been hanging out near Loussac library where I got these pictures today.
There are lots of Canada geese nearby as well. I wasn't able to interview the emperor to find out why he decided to spend a few days in Anchorage. He was clearly busy refueling.
Here's the Alaska Fish and Game description of emperors, and a report on emperor's visiting British Columbia.