Author Topic: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)  (Read 3713 times)

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 02:52:29 PM »
I would say availability would be the bigger issue.

We actually had no problems finding availability for 5 on multiple airlines - not sure if 7 would be different.  Our only issue was that there was no good/cheap/saver availability.  Also, we booked at the beginning of May, so perhaps it wasn't far enough in advance to find cheap/saver availability. 
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2018, 03:08:40 PM »
@PBaruch, Outstanding TR! Thank you for all the amazing photos and just the right amount of narrative.

Maybe I missed it, but can you say whether you brought all the food with you? You must have brought all the meat and marshmallows etc. from home?

And, how about all the camping gear? Did you rent it?  How could you carry a tent and sleeping bags etc. on the plane with you? 

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2018, 03:21:50 PM »
@PBaruch, Outstanding TR! Thank you for all the amazing photos and just the right amount of narrative.

Maybe I missed it, but can you say whether you brought all the food with you? You must have brought all the meat and marshmallows etc. from home?

And, how about all the camping gear? Did you rent it?  How could you carry a tent and sleeping bags etc. on the plane with you?

We brought a rolling soft sided cooler bag (as a carry on bag) filled with steak, burger patties, hot dogs, sausages and chicken on skewers.  Everything was frozen solid before we left.  We brought enough meat/chicken to make a BBQ for just about each night.  We used this cooler that was purchased on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Can-Removable-Liner-Cooler/dp/B006HFB7UY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1531249828&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=rolling+soft+sided+cooler+bag

And yes, we brought the marshmallows along from home as well - that wasn't a big deal as its a small bag.

As for our camping gear, we purchased a tent, sleeping bags and other gear in 2016 and we fit it into duffel bags as checked luggage.  We did end up buying a sleeping bag for my little one from Walmart since he didn't have one. 

Due to my MVP 75k status, I received 2 free checked bags for each person on my reservation code and I was able to get 1 free bag for others in my family (as a result of having the Alaska CC).  When checking in at JFK, the person assisting us made a comment "are you moving to Alaska" because we had so many bags.

Aside from meat/chicken, there was plenty of kosher food in Alaska.  We found kosher beef jerky, lots of different flavors of kosher salmon (individual slices), lox, cream cheese, chumus, string cheese (non cholov yisroel), yogurts etc.  We even found kosher bread at the Riley Creek Mercantile Store in Denali National Park (Dave's Killer Bread with an OU).  We were surprised ourselves at the broad availability of kosher food in Alaska.  For breakfast/lunch, we made lots of different sandwiches. 

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2018, 07:55:43 PM »
Thank you, very enjoyable TR and great pictures.
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2018, 06:18:47 PM »
Great TR. Anyone know how to add it to the Alaska TR List?

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2018, 10:52:36 AM »
read the whole report. great TR. and amazing pics. but i think i might have missed what time of year you went? is June 2018 from the title when this trip was taken?

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2018, 10:59:35 AM »
I think @PBaruch should get an award for best family vacations on DDF.

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2018, 11:16:53 AM »
I think @PBaruch should get an award for best family vacations on DDF.

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2018, 11:30:41 AM »
Wow. Amazing TR!!!
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2018, 12:28:52 PM »
read the whole report. great TR. and amazing pics. but i think i might have missed what time of year you went? is June 2018 from the title when this trip was taken?

Thanks.  The trip was from June 2018.  We left the day after my kids finished school.  I try to write the trip reports shortly after we return just to annoy @Something Fishy.   ;D

I think @PBaruch should get an award for best family vacations on DDF.

Incredible TR as usual.

Wow, thanks!  Instead of an award how about convincing @Something Fishy to let me take my 4yo to Antarctica? 
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 12:32:43 PM by PBaruch »
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2018, 12:31:15 PM »
I think @PBaruch should get an award for best family vacations on DDF.

Incredible TR as usual.

Agree, absolutely.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2018, 12:35:24 PM by Something Fishy »
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2018, 12:36:19 PM »
Thanks.  The trip was from June 2018.  We left the day after my kids finished school.  I try to write the trip reports shortly after we return just to annoy @Something Fishy.   ;D

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Wow, thanks!  Instead of an award how about convincing @Something Fishy to let me take my 4yo to Antarctica?

Maybe if you stuff him into a suitcase or something :P
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2018, 05:59:00 PM »
Thanks.  The trip was from June 2018.  We left the day after my kids finished school.  I try to write the trip reports shortly after we return just to annoy @Something Fishy.   ;D

Wow, thanks!  Instead of an award how about convincing @Something Fishy to let me take my 4yo to Antarctica?
one last thing, what day of week did you arrive in alaska?

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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2018, 06:05:57 PM »
one last thing, what day of week did you arrive in alaska?

We arrived on a Wednesday and departed the following Thursday.
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Re: Alaskan Family Adventures, by PBaruch (June 2018)
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2018, 06:10:21 PM »
We arrived on a Wednesday and departed the following Thursday.
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