posted at 7/17/2013 4:11 PM EDT
In response to hill55's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
Also, you guys at Chatzy will be in a Pumpsie free zone for a while. I am off on a cruise to Alaska (first cruise ever as all my other vacations have been diving vacations for years) soon.
Enjoy your trip to Alaska, one of the three states I've never visited.
My family and I are flying up to Anchorage next Thursday for a few days of sightseeing before dropping off my teenage daughter at a game refuge where she'll spend 30 days building a trail with the Student Conservation Association.
I've been a few times fishing, a few things worth seeing imo, Denali national park which is basically a zoo without fences. Lots of Toklat River Grizzlies abound, golden eagles, wolves (if you're lucky to see them), Caribou and Moose.
Valdez one of the most beautiful places on the planet where you can take day trips to the Columbia Glacier usually see a lot of whales, killer whales, otters, Eagles all over the place.
Kenai Peninsula if you like to fish, a lot of Salmon runs taking place in and around Sodotna as I write. I usually have the Salmon I catch taken to a local butcher in Sodotna, fileted, hickory smoked, packaged and shipped back to friends and family for a small pittance compared what it costs off the shelve.
My favorite spot in Alaska is Homer, just so scenic beautiful, surrounded by snow capped peaks, you can also go out on a boat for a day to catch Hallibut. There used to be an all you can eat restaurant in Homer the Porpoise Room, all fish and shell fish caught locally and fresh too. Snow Crab, king crab, shrimp, fresh clams, fish of all types, best meal i ever had was there.
Enjoy and bring your camera. 24 hours of daylight too.