Thursday, September 08, 2011
Alaska! How many years we've talked about a trip to Alaska! It was always that dream trip that was going to happen someday, but it always seemed that someday kept getting pushed off to a later date. There always were obstacles that would pop up: a house that we had moved out of but resisted being sold; a bite from a tiny tick that resulted in a pacemaker, the uncertainty of aging parents health, a problematic back for well over 40 years that finally ended up in surgery and then took forever to recover from. One roadblock after another - Life.
And then there was the discussions of what kind of trip it should be. Maybe we should buy a big new Harley hog and ride cross country like Peter Fonda. Or maybe we could buy a new motor home and turn the trip into a summer long adventure taking in the Canadian Rockies on the same trip. Maybe not - too long away from the grandchildren. How about one of the cruises? That seems to be one of the most popular ways to get a taste of this "Last Wilderness". An easy approach but so far cruises haven't been our style. Back to the motorhome idea, but this time we'll fly to Anchorage and rent one there and spend a couple of weeks RVing around. How does one decide where to go? Alaska is Huge!! ... and then suddenly like a midsummer storm, it just happened!
Glor (know as Luv here on SP) was researching Alaska on the internet one more time when a new approach flashes on the screen - an adventure tour of Alaska! A ten day tour with a guide that includes several hikes, white water rafting, sea kayaking, canoeing, a flight on a bush plane and maybe a glimpse of the aurora! We could pick a tour that utilized tenting or a slightly more expensive one with us staying in lodges and cabins. Hmmmm, the last tour of the year was in just 2 weeks!
Okay, why not!!! We called "Get Up and Go Tours" and there was still room for us. A little discussion and the decision was made. Let's do it! (the lodge tour though - it appeals a little bit more to this 62 year old body! LOL)
We were on our way!
Let the adventures begin!
Life is good!
to be continued