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USA: Alaska: Talkative New Yorkers in Anchorage

May 24, 2013

rain 65 °F

We are off to Alaska for a cruise on the Princess Sapphire. With all the adventure travel we do one would think we wouldn’t like cruises but we call it “Forced Relaxation”. Once you get on the boat you’re along for the ride. Nothing too crazy to prepare for the trip, just the normal questions: how much should we pack, how many bottles of wine will fit in our bags and how many shoes can Ruby fit in Tony’s bag?

Ruby travel tip: If you don’t have an “always pack” list saved on your phone you should definitely start one (and add to it when you forget something).
Once again it was raining in New York and all flights got delayed out of JFK! We learned that there really aren’t that many flights going to Alaska and spent most of our delay frantically calling Alaska Air asking about their next flight tomorrow and thinking about another long night sleeping at an airport. . . Luck was on our side though and we made it onto our flight to Alaska! At about 3am we woke up to an amazing glowing red sky outside the window (btw the average hours of sunlight up this far North in May is 19:55-24).

We retrieved our bags and remarkably they didn’t smell like broken bottles of wine so Tony’s packing job must have been good. The Anchorage airport is small but nice and our shuttle soon arrived to pick us up. It was late at night and both of us thought our driver had been up just a little too long today. Tony kept talking to him so he wouldn’t shut his eyes and swerve off the road! He must have thought “man... people from New York are really talkative”. After a long day of travel we arrived to our hotel: The Guest House Inn. It’s nothing fancy but it’s clean, people are nice and it’s located just a short walk from the Weekend Street Market.

Posted by Tony.Ruby 16:28 Archived in USA

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