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Alaska Cruise (or not) Days Two and Three

Alaska cruise Blog Day Two

Alaska has its own Time Zone. News to me. I thought it just stayed light longer. So we're an hour behind L.A. which is no problem, just a surprise.

The good news is that I found my blood glucose meter in my carry-on. Which is where I thought it was, but couldn't find yesterday. Which means I was wrong when I said it was where I could picture it on the bar at home. So much for ESP.

We spent three hours in the Ted Stevens Anchorage international airport waiting for the train to take us to Seward to board the ms Statendaam. The airport runs out of interesting sites in time. I have to say we've never seen more taxidermy at an airport before - grizzlies, wolves, geese, big horn sheep, eagles. Biggest thrill was the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Michael Boozer of the NBA is from Alaska. Mostly winter sports but also Eskimo sports and a summer equinox baseball game that starts at 10:30 pm!

You can also pick up some philosophy hanging out here. From the lady sitting next to me talking on her cell phone - "Everybody dies but not everybody lives."


Disappointment. Due to high seas our departure is delayed and we're spending the night and the first day in harbor in Seward. Right now we're at the Seward Community Library taking advantage of the free wifi connection, then we'll tour, shop and return to the ship. Seward is host to the Marathon Mountain run every July 4. It's a race to the top and back to the base of a 3,200 foot mountain - 45 minutes up and 10 minutes down. There's an emergency room at the bottom.

It's cold and rainy. But it's Alaska so what do you expect?

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Comment by nel on September 19, 2011 at 1:02pm
Glad to read you found your BG meter !! I hope Holland America Line treats you well ...they supplied me with cinnamon with my oatmeal every morning ...only had to ask once and staff remembered .
I have been in Seward...trained from there to Anchorage to get the plane back home ...a wonderful train ride with watching folks wind surf amongst the wales ; every one has a float plane in their " garage " :)
When I read your first posting I had to snicker about what happened to hubby some time ago on our way to Newfoundland /Labrador : our neighbours drove us to the airport , Kelowna , BC ( 1 1/2 hour car ride ) ; hubby noticed, that he was still wearing his slippers when we arrived at the airport ...wore them to the East Coast , stopped at the airport bar in Toronto ..he had the most comfortable plain ride ever ...the good thing : another pair of shoes were in the suit case !
Have FUN ..the HAL way .


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