In exactly one week, my wife and I will begin our Alaskan adventure. We are so excited about this trip, and looking forward to visiting a real "Winter Wonderland". We've been planning and preparing for this for over six months, and it's hard to believe that it's almost here. In case anyone is interested, this is the final itinerary:
12/25 - Fly from ATL -> SEA, stay overnight in Seattle
12/26 - Early AM flight to ANC, pick up rental car, drive to Seward, overnight at Hotel Seward (planning to tour SeaLife Center if we get there early enough).
12/27 - Seavey's dogsled tour to Exit Glacier, drive to Anchorage, stay overnight.
12/28 - Rust's Flightseeing to Denali (weather permitting) or museum tours if not. Afternoon flight to BRW, stay overnight for Christmas Games.
12/29 - "Day" tour of Barrow, evening flight to FAI, pick up rental car. Overnight at Aurora Borealis Lodge.
12/30 - Drive to Denali for the day. Overnight at ABL.
1/1 - More sightseeing in Fairbanks and North Pole, overnight flight to SEA.
1/2 - Day tour of Seattle Center, fly back to Atlanta.
These are the "big" activities - there are a number of smaller things that we will fill in with (or not!) if there is time.
Many thanks to all the folks on TA who have offered advice and encouragement. I doubt we could have planned this without it. If anyone is inclined to meet us somewhere for a cup of coffee during the trip, then please let me know.
Hard to believe we'll be there in a week!