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Day 13: Anchorage or Bust!

Our last full day in Alaska. Le Sigh. When I woke up, I almost forgot what state I was in. So thank God there was this lamp there to remind me. And this chair. And this other lamp. Secure in … Continue reading

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day 12 The goddess of the log

The next day I took the shuttle into Talkeetna, the base for climbers up Mount McKinley (Denali). It is a laid-back town full of artists and outdoors types. It is the place I felt most at home in Alaska. This … Continue reading

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Day 11 On the Road to Talkeetna

Day 11 we woke up in Denali State Park, and Ralph and Mary Anne set off on their white water rafting adventure. It was tempting, but I didn’t want to be a 3rd wheel and I think I prefer warmer … Continue reading

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day 10: Puppies!

Today everyone got up at 6am to take an 8-hour bus tour around Denali national park. The pod seemed put out that I chose not to join them. But in the last week I have seen beautiful sights from an … Continue reading

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Day 9: I Hear the Train a’comin

Today we disembarked and began the second leg of our trip: the land portion. I LOVE traveling; I will pretty much go on any trip without asking too many questions. I wanted to leave a little mystery to this journey, … Continue reading

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Day 8 Sunday: Fjord, Shmord

Sunday we cruised through the fjords. Everything was gorgeous. It almost got to be too much. How much beauty can you really take? How much stunning but endless (and deadly) ice can you stare at, day, after day? How long … Continue reading

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Day 7 Saturday: Glacier Bay

As with the other “days a sea” I had pre-booked a spa treatment – bad move. As we cruised through majestic glaciers, the naturalist’s voice boomed out over the loudspeaker, “…and there’s another whale!” I perked up from the massage … Continue reading

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Day 6 Friday: Back on the Train Gang

Day six we disembarked in Skagway, a town founded by prospectors, conmen and prostitutes. The main attraction these days is the White Point Railway. whose “golden spike” was hammered in 1900. At one point it helped prospectors carry supplies into … Continue reading

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Day 5 Thursday: MUSH!!!

Thursday was super adventure day – probably the most exciting and spectacular thing I have ever done. We took a helicopter up to a glacier to go dogsledding. There is not enought snow at this time of year to go … Continue reading

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Day 4: Wednesday – Land Ho!!! (Ho)

Wednesday was our first day disembarking. We hit Ketchikan, where we hadn’t booked any “adventures,” which was lucky, because it was raining cats and dogs. Since the Ketchikan brewery we had hoped to visit had shut down years before, we … Continue reading

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