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Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:30 pm

Hey all - I'm headed to Alaska for the first time this August. So I'm flying from Calgary to Anchorage on 8/10, where I'll be waiting for my family to arrive on 8/12. Then we're headed over towards Soldotna for a week.

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to kill a Thursday in Anchorage? Also - any ideas on decent places to sleep, eat, day-trip to, etc?
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby jjbaker » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:56 pm

Contact akavidflyer here on the forum. He will get you killed. I mean, he will help to kill you. No! I mean he'll know how to kill your time. :-)
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:38 am

TriPacer wrote:Does anyone have any good ideas on how to kill a Thursday in Anchorage? Also - any ideas on decent places to sleep, eat, day-trip to, etc?

I like to spend my timed in Anchorage at the Alaska Bush Company, there always seems to be a nice young helpful lady there. :shock: :cheers:

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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:09 pm

Ha! You're not the first to mention that to me. :lol:

What's even more odd is that it was my mother-in-law that suggested I head over there.
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby KlausNW » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:38 pm

Yeh,...the ABC is just a good place to take in the sights and culture of Alaska. :popcorn: but it does cost money :Mr.Money: .

Maybe the other option is to drive around Lake Hood and go to the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum while you're there.

http://www.alaskaairmuseum.org/

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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:44 pm

So I guess I'm not headed out there early, but will still be around from 8/12-8/21. Anything I should absolutely do in the Soldotna area? Anyone around there do relatively affordable Beaver or Grand Caravan flights?
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:37 pm

Hey all - I managed to make it in town. We're in a cabin near Sterling on the Kenai river. Any recommendations for some floatplane flying?
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:37 am

How about a good flight out of anchorage? We'll be there Sunday morning.
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:21 pm

Welp, no flying for me this Alaska trip, but the Kenai sure is beautiful and I have lots of halibut to eat... ;)
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby KlausNW » Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Wish I could have given a recommendation or two but that's a different part of the state. Next time visit the Southeast part.
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:09 pm

I think next time I visit I need to bring my own plane - too much flying to take advantage of!
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:13 pm

Also I probably could have scheduled a flightseeing trip from one of the many outfits, but man it's tough (as a seaplane owner) to fork over $1000 or so for a family of 4 to go on an hour-long flight. I know it's expensive to operate those planes so I don't begrudge the price, but still...
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby akavidflyer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:29 pm

Im very sorry I didn't see this until I was back at work or I could have met up with you and shown you around a bit! The flight seeing rates are way expensive, its sometimes much cheaper to book a fly out fishing trip to wolverine creek across the inlet and they will normally give you a little tour over the glacier as well. Next time you plan on heading this way give me a shout in advance!
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Re: Alaska Trip

Unread postby TriPacer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:38 pm

Yeah I should have been more prepared and gotten ahold of you earlier. Next time we'll fly in a flight of 2! There's no way I'm not flying up there myself next time (even if the rest of the family flies commercial).
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