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The whole trip to Alaska was for my oldest daughter's milestone birthday, 12 which for Jews means a wedding-like bat mitzvah party, instead we opted for an extended (Grandparents included) family getaway to a remote and unusual destination- Alaska. Given Russian roots and the fact that Alaska used to belong to Russians before the cold war, I wanted …
Relaxed morning......didn't leave the Hotel until 10.00am......we went for a stroll around the cemetery, which was just across the road. Gravestones dating back to 1700's! Coach trip to airport. This is a huge place as far as Air Transport is concerned. There were many large carriers bringing in freight, mainly China and Japan to be distributed. …
The Jet I was on that was to fly me to my first assignment in Japan had some major engine problems that landed in a hotel in Alaska for three days. I'm just glad they managed to land us the normal way rather than the destructive (i.e. crash) way.
... car was directly in front of us. The trip last year surprised us with very good food and excellent service. So we bragged it up.
I'm afraid staying up until the wee hours of the night had finally caught up to me and I snoozed a bit. After all it was still dark until almost 10:30AM. At lunch time we all made our way to the dining car. We got there just minutes before a Japanese tour group filled ...
... voice, she asked them to confirm they had understood by saying "Now give me a YES!, verbal and very assertive please!" They all dutifully and enthusiastically obliged - funny. I learned some Alaskan today: Bluebird - a perfect sunny day with a blue sky Cheechako - a newcomer, who hasn't done a Winter yet Outside - Any place other than Alaska - i.e. the Lower 48 Sourdough - an Alaskan old-timer Termination Dust - light snow on the mountain tops signalling the end of ...
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