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I'm so glad we are going to Alaska ---- if my cruise was cancelled, I would be totally disappointed (but would just rebook) - but I'm sooooooo looking forward to a cruise. Alaska bound in 16 days!!
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I don't anticipate swine flu jeopardizing your vacation. NOPE
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Cheryl!

I am getting so excited but I have SOOO much to do before we leave! Trying to get my stuff together for this cruise is alot but also taking care of getting my dad ready is tiring! But I wouldn't have it any other way!

I just hope the Mt. Redoubt will hold off for another 2 weeks before errupting! We need the Anchorage Airport! =)

I would LOVE to schedule a time to meet up!

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I know what you mean -- I have so much to do also!! Are you and your dad in the same room? Do you know your room number? We are in 5297 aft balcony cabin. I havn't begun to pack - but I swear, I am packing less this time!!!!! I'm so scared my luggage will get lost from Louisiana to Anchorage! Besides that, being platinium, they wash for me which was totally awesome last cruise! Sure, lets meet up somewhere for a drink! I'm going to have to look that Mt. Redoubt thing........I'm in the dark about that!!

You will not regret the cruise with your dad or taking care of him. I wish I had mine here to do the same. Enjoy and spend much time together! What excursions did you book with him? I thought I read it somewhere - but I'm old..........can't remember!
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13 days!

Woohoo!

So apparently we will be right around the corner from each other...well sorta! We are in room 5244! I ended up canceling our rental car and booking the train to Whittier. Figured with the rock slide covering the road and no time frame on when it might be cleared, we would just do the safe thing. Are you on the 10am train? What is it that ya'll are doing once you get to whittier! It was something fun from what I recall! Dad and I might look into a similar option!

Not to stress you out but you might want to look into the Mt Redoubt thing. Its had quite a bit of activity recently and they are saying it could blow anytime. Ash will be our main concern.

I am happy that we are getting to do this vacation together. It makes me sad that my mom is not alive to enjoy it with us. =( She would have loved it!

Excursions we are doing
Sitka town tour
Skagway - bus up the white pass
Juneau - whale watching
ketchican - float plane

My dad is in for an adventure! =)

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..sorry, I hit the wrong button!! We are on the same train to the ship!!!!! Yes, the 10 a.m .train! Yahoo!! Thats cool! And I definitely will look into that Redoubt thing..............we will be fine (I hope). We are flying into Anchorage on the 19th - staying at Days Inn I think (don't have the papers on me) and catching the train to Whittier at 10 a.m on the 20th. Where are you coming from?????
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Can you send me a link to the volcano? Either here.......or at my home address BHSrulz@aol.com or royschieman@aol.com You don't think we are far enough away???????
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13 days!

Excursions we are doing
Sitka town tour
Skagway - bus up the white pass
Juneau - whale watching
ketchican - float plane


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Sitka is best visited on foot, provided the weather cooperates. There is much to see relatively close together. The raptor center isn't walking distance and the dancers may sell out to those without a shore excursion ticket.
Skagway: The white is really worth seeing. I did the train up, and bus back stopping a living history gold mining site.
Ketchikan's flight to Misty Fjords was well worth the money. Lovely country!
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I agreee with all your choices. We are doing the glacier trek in Juneau, the horsebackriding to emerald lake in skagway, the lumberjack show, etc in ketchikans and in sitka the captains choice and beach walk ride. Don't have all the info next to me. We have done the whitepass railway and it was great. Now, I worry about the darn volcano!! :o
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Cheryl

We are also at the Days Inn! Thats so funny! We are flying in to Anchorage from Charlotte, NC making stops in Atlanta and Salt Lake City! We should get into Anchorage at 2:30 ish!

As for Mt Redoubt the Ash, depending on the size of the explosion and the wind direction it could possibly close the airport. I can't remember the exact distance but its approx 150km away. Here is the link, its actually very interesting. I think we will be ok but its something to be aware of. http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php Sorry to scare you! =/

Off to work!

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You have scared the poo out of me now!!! If something happens, isn't there an airport close by we can fly into? I'll get all the info on flights/ hotels when I get home this weekend. Have to get back to work!!!
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Cheryl....I am soo sorry! It has been such a topic on the roll call on the "other board" that I assumed others were probably aware of the situation! I had also seen a post or two on the Alaska board on here.

Try not to fret too much...thats what I keep telling myself! I was more worried about the rock slide covering the Whittier road!

What time are ya'll getting into Anchorage?
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Ashley we are getting there by plane at 3:10 pm I believe --- I'll look everything up this weekend! Hey - you can email me also at BHSrulz@aol.com or RoySchieman@aol.com. Email me to remind me to send you the info. Have lots going on and about to leave work - do my walking and go to a GIRLS only *****ing parth (marguaritas and food).........so I might not remember without some help!!!!!!!!
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OK WHAT ROCK SLIDE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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There is a Rock Slide that happened on April 11th (I think) that is covering the one road from Anchorage to Whittier. Apparently the clean up is taking much longer than expected. However you have no need to worry...you are on the train! Thats the reason we switched from a rental car to the train!

Breathe! =)

Hope you had fun last night!

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I did have fun!!! Thanks!! I'm glad we booked the train!!!!!!!!! See you in anchorage!! DId you get my PM?
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