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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: December 11, 2013, 08:17:07 PM »
Wow, awesome.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #321 on: January 08, 2014, 08:58:40 AM »

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: February 02, 2014, 10:26:36 PM »
I'm going to LA this summer (thanks Dan!) for about 12 days. I was thinking about hopping over to Alaska from sunday morning to thursday morning. Is that enough time or should I just skip it? TIA

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: February 03, 2014, 12:32:45 AM »
I'm going to LA this summer (thanks Dan!) for about 12 days. I was thinking about hopping over to Alaska from sunday morning to thursday morning. Is that enough time or should I just skip it? TIA
What are you interested in seeing? AK is a huge state so if you want to really see a lot it's not enough time but if you want a good feel for the area and don't mind a lot of driving I think you can do it. Split your time between the Kenai Peninsula and Denali.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: February 03, 2014, 08:19:22 AM »
What are you interested in seeing? AK is a huge state so if you want to really see a lot it's not enough time but if you want a good feel for the area and don't mind a lot of driving I think you can do it. Split your time between the Kenai Peninsula and Denali.

I guess we would want to see the main attractions. Seward out of the question?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: February 03, 2014, 08:20:50 AM »
I guess we would want to see the main attractions. Seward out of the question?

NV. I now see that Seward in on the Kenai Peninsula  :-[

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: February 03, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »
I would absolutely NOT suggest that you cram in both the Kenai and Denali. It could be done of course, but why would you? You won't enjoy either place if you're running around like a chicken without a head.

The trick to AK is to take it easy. Officially, driving time from ANC to Seward is about 2.5 hours. It took us 6, and we didn't stop by half the places we wanted to. And I'm only talking about road pullouts here - you'd need a full day to do the drive properly including Alyeska, Girdwood, etc. My point being that driving in Alaska is not simply getting from point a to point b - every single road is a destination by itself.

I would say stick to the Kenai, and maybe head to Matanuska Glacier on the last day for a guided trek or ice climbing (this was the highlight of our trip).

Spend a nice relaxing day driving the Seward Highway, take a cruise out of Seward to Kenai Fjords National Park (tremendous amount of wildlife, and the amazing Aialik tidewater glacier), or a cruise out of Whittier (more glaciers, less wildlife). Kayak Resurrection Bay out of Lowell Point, hike around Seward, check out Portage Lake and the salmon run, take the Alyeska tram or do the Girdwood hand tram hike.

The last day take the STUNNING Glenn Highway east out of Anchorage to the Matanuska Glacier, it's something you'll never forget.

OR you could take a cruise from Seward and then spend two more days driving north to see a big mountain - because if you do try to cram in Denali, that's just about all you could do in that amount of time. (I guess maybe you could take a Denali sightseeing flight out of Talkeetna, but personally I'd rather do Matanuska and save Denali for next time).

TL;DR - focus on one region and you'll have a much better time.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: April 25, 2014, 12:17:25 PM »
Has anyone tried to order pre-packaged meals from Pomegranate, Noahs Ark...ect to bring on their cruise? I am taking

Norwegian Cruise Line to Alaska in the summer leaving from Seattle, and was thinking to order a few of these meals to bring to have better food.

Anyone have experience with doing something like that on a cruise line?

Thank you 
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #329 on: April 25, 2014, 12:19:04 PM »
Has anyone tried to order pre-packaged meals from Pomegranate, Noahs Ark...ect to bring on their cruise? I am taking

Norwegian Cruise Line to Alaska in the summer leaving from Seattle, and was thinking to order a few of these meals to bring to have better food.

Anyone have experience with doing something like that on a cruise line?

Thank you

You should probably ask this in the cruise thread.

ETA: Never mind, I see that you already did.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #330 on: April 26, 2014, 11:57:36 PM »
You should probably ask this in the cruise thread.

ETA: Never mind, I see that you already did.
I tried to cover both the Cruise side and the Alaska side.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: April 27, 2014, 12:26:12 AM »
I tried to cover both the Cruise side and the Alaska side.

Alaska will not ban you from entering with your food - lol :)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #332 on: May 09, 2014, 02:47:37 PM »
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That's not the least bit annoying ;)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: May 09, 2014, 02:48:19 PM »
That's not the least bit annoying ;)

now your'e dissapointing me

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: May 09, 2014, 02:50:40 PM »
now your'e dissapointing me
Should I have quoted SF's post, and sub-quote your post?

ETA I guess that would have gotten my point across better.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: May 15, 2014, 02:50:13 PM »
What is the minyan situation like in Anchorage? I realize that there's few if any locals, but on Shabbos in July and August, is there a reliable minyan at Chabad Friday night and Shabbos morning? Any chance for Shabbos mincha or Motzei Shabbos maariv, Sunday morning, or Rosh Chodesh?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: May 15, 2014, 10:12:32 PM »
What is the minyan situation like in Anchorage? I realize that there's few if any locals, but on Shabbos in July and August, is there a reliable minyan at Chabad Friday night and Shabbos morning? Any chance for Shabbos mincha or Motzei Shabbos maariv, Sunday morning, or Rosh Chodesh?

I wasn't there over shabbos and didn't visit Chabad at all. If I remember correctly Yehuda S did - he'll probably have more info.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: May 15, 2014, 10:15:23 PM »
I wasn't there over shabbos and didn't visit Chabad at all. If I remember correctly Yehuda S did - he'll probably have more info.

Also check out their site.
http://www.alaskajewishcampus.org/

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #338 on: May 15, 2014, 10:21:58 PM »
The guy who checked me in at the RV place was suggesting I go check out the reform temple - it's called the Frozen Chosen ;D. No, thanks...
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: May 15, 2014, 10:26:34 PM »
I believe that pun has been used as the headline of EVERY news headline that has to do with Jews in Alaska...