Alaska??
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Alaska??

This is a discussion on Alaska?? within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree9Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-07-2013, 09:50 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Alaska??

    I know we have some folks here from Alaska .. and probably some that have visited Alaska .....

    Here's the deal. My dad, 78, with muscular dystrophy .... the one thing he always wanted to do and didn't is visit Alaska and go fly fishing. Alaska is on DH and my short list for vacations anyway, soooo....

    We're considering booking a vaca for DH, myself, and both our dads (FIL is an amputee).

    Help? I'm thinking Anchorage is a no brainer ... any ideas?
    We just want to make this a memorable time for our dads .... fishing, mountains, ocean, crab, halibut .... you know. Keeping in mind that they are both somewhat handicapped ...

    Suggestions?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-07-2013, 10:19 PM
      #2
    Trained
    Maybe take a cruise? You can sign up for different activities at each port of call.
    Posted via Mobile Device
    texasgal likes this.
         
        02-07-2013, 10:23 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Denali National Park and Preserve! Juneau, the islands...there are lots of great, beautiful places. I'd get a Lonely Planet book on Alaska for a good rundown on different places.

    Why do you want to visit Anchorage?
    texasgal and MN Tigerstripes like this.
         
        02-07-2013, 10:25 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Don't really ... our ignorance just thinks that it is a central sorta location .... ??

    Absolutely open to other/better suggestions...
         
        02-07-2013, 10:27 PM
      #5
    Super Moderator
    I have not been to Alaska myself but my parents did the cruise and were left unsatisfied so they flew out for a couple weeks. My sister in law spent a few weeks there too. I suggest no cruise and fly out.....

    I'll try to remember to ask my parents where to go. They've actually been planning to drive there....
    texasgal likes this.
         
        02-07-2013, 10:29 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by texasgal    
    Don't really ... our ignorance just thinks that it is a central sorta location .... ??

    Absolutely open to other/better suggestions...
    A city is a city is a city. You've seen one, you've seem 'em all, generally (I might be biased, being a native Alaskan, but if you like cities, go for it!). I'd stick to the smaller fishing villages. Personally I love the coast, but the interior is great too. Please do get some books and atlases though...If you're doing a road trip, there are some places you might stumble upon where you would most certainly not be welcome (Northway being one of them). So, it's best to read up first. And really, you can't go wrong with Denali.

    Keep in mind, Alaska is huge!
    texasgal and MN Tigerstripes like this.
         
        02-08-2013, 09:42 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Thanks. I think we're thinking city conveniences might be more comfortable for our dads, but then be close enough for day trips here and there.

    Will definitely read up .. I'm kinda obsessive that way!
         
        02-08-2013, 09:48 AM
      #8
    Trained
    Fly and drive would be my suggestion from what I've been told. I can ask my parents where they would suggest you go. They took a month long motorcycle trip and drove up through Canada and tooled around AK for awhile. Made it to the Arctic circle on a couple of Harleys!
         
        02-08-2013, 09:52 AM
      #9
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
    Fly and drive would be my suggestion from what I've been told. I can ask my parents where they would suggest you go. They took a month long motorcycle trip and drove up through Canada and tooled around AK for awhile. Made it to the Arctic circle on a couple of Harleys!

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... don't tell my hubby that! We'd be dumping the take-the-dads-to-alaska idea and be loading up the bikes! Lol.

    I don't want the cruise, so that's out. We will definitely fly and drive .. just figuring out the where and what at this point is mind boggling...

    I would love to see my dad cast one more fly rod and catch a fish in Alaska...
         
        02-08-2013, 09:57 AM
      #10
    Trained
    My grandpa, uncle, and aunt all came up from TX to do the same, so it's definitely doable! LOL
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Traveling Alaska? FoxRidgeRanch General Off Topic Discussion 5 08-30-2012 11:36 AM
    Alaska vs Canada...? farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 6 01-19-2011 05:20 PM
    Hello from Alaska Alaskadraft Meet the Community 0 09-02-2010 11:11 PM
    Greetings From Alaska! Silvermare Meet the Community 5 04-12-2008 12:50 PM
    Hello from Alaska MizThree Meet the Community 6 02-28-2008 12:36 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:19 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0