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Old 02-01-2012, 20:09   #61
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wotca do fer fun in those parts?,sarafina is still quite young and nimble looking,an i guess if she puts on the war paint she might like a twirl or two any reccomendations fer a night out fer a lively lass in them parts?
Well, on a cruise ship, you just have to follow the sheep. But if they go ashore in spots there is some hiking and Kayaking and lots of tourist shop in the ports. Hiking I'd be watching for bears though. Take a frying pan and metal spoon. They don't like the noise. They might get in some fishing if the season is right.
Living there is different. Exploring is the biggest event. Although, you will run into somebody about every 20 miles or so, on the trails. Lots of log cabins up there.

BTW my AK drivers license # is 0390343. I believe it's up past 8,000,000 by now. Lots of people have come and gone up there since the pipeline went in.
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Not only got to Homer (home of Tom Bodett, Hotel 6 fame), but royally pigged out on the chocolate covered berries that are grown during our 22 hour summer days. Yum, can almost taste them now.
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Well, on a cruise ship, you just have to follow the sheep. But if they go ashore in spots there is some hiking and Kayaking and lots of tourist shop in the ports. Hiking I'd be watching for bears though. Take a frying pan and metal spoon. They don't like the noise. They might get in some fishing if the season is right.
Living there is different. Exploring is the biggest event. Although, you will run into somebody about every 20 miles or so, on the trails. Lots of log cabins up there.

BTW my AK drivers license # is 0390343. I believe it's up past 8,000,000 by now. Lots of people have come and gone up there since the pipeline went in.
sara is quite the girl i'm sure if it could be arranged shed' be up for a spin in your truck,nothing like a bit of local knowledge
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heh. I'll pack it in with my cocktail dresses and strappy heels.
Any time you want to were heels you let me know,,,,forget the cocktail dress and wear the mini skirt,,,,
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sara is quite the girl i'm sure if it could be arranged shed' be up for a spin in your truck,nothing like a bit of local knowledge
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you ole boyaz,din't mean that type of spin ..............an besides ain't yous got pacemakers lol
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Hiking I'd be watching for bears though. Take a frying pan and metal spoon. They don't like the noise.
Here's some advice I heard about hiking in bear country: Tie some little bells to your shoes or a walking stick to make some noise and carry pepper spray. Also, you need to learn to tell the difference between black bears and brown bears because brown bears are larger and more dangerous than black bears.

If you find what looks like bear scat on the hiking trail, take a look at it to see what kind of bear it came from. Black bear scat will have berries in it and have an "earthy" smell.

Brown bear scat has bells in it and smells like pepper spray.

Sarafina - As far as the cruise goes, you're going so you might as well make the best of it. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and forget about life for awhile. We went on a cruise once and I spent most of my time camped out on a deck chair facing the ocean. I got a bucket of Coronas and sat up there all day reading a book and watching the ocean go by. Very mindless and pleasant. Sort of like a lobotomy.
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Berries?

I LIKE berries... That could make me happy. Are they only in Homer?

And I DO like a twirl or two! I'm a little weak on the war paint drill, but I clean up pretty good ; -)

We plan on getting out and exploring when we are in port. Kayaking and treks to glaciers, a small boat charter to get out to the whale watching. Hopefully July will provide a few clear days.

The Spouse worked in Alaska one summer in college and is looking forward to seeing the land again. We won't have much chance to get too far off the beaten track as we will be flying home pretty directly after the cruise.

I am packing my boat boots for the glaciers and my sparkly high heels for party nights ; -)

We be stopping in Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait, Skagway, Hubble Glacier and then landing in Anchorage. We aren't much for shopping for souvenirs, but I am finding stuff to do in all the ports!

As far as that scary buffet goes? I think I'll just order room service. Or maybe that's cabin service ; -)

It will be novel to be on a boat and not cooking in a midget galley! And someone else gets ta do the dishes!

I will be loading the ereader with a bunch of books, Mitchner's Alaska among them. Seems fitting.

And what's the deal bout bears? We got bears in California and don't carry fiddly bells! I'm thinking you all should pull the other one IT has bells on it...

And sides, you don't have to out run the bear, just the slowest member of the party ; -D
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Sure, with or w/o studded tires?

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Sara,,,,Now I am hurt,,, do you mean that you are going on a cruise without me??????
you do know what a good dancer I am,,,,,I can post the video again if you like........
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Those little blue pills and a jolt of 110v do wonders for us old guys with pacemakers
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i'll pass that on to sara ,loll
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Sara,

I never really looked for those Homer berries in other parts of the state, but they ship 'em all over, and I would think you could find them in Anchorage. Also, a very little known fact, Hilary Rodham in the late 60's traveled to Alaska to work as a salmon slimer in Valdez to earn money for college. Her 2nd summer she tried to organize the labor, so she didn't have a job after that up there.
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Bring it on... and ALWAYS with the studs ; -)
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