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Re: Alaska

To: (Barney Gaylord),
Subject: Re: Alaska
From: (Carol)
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 1996 00:14:04 -0600 (CST)
At 05:42 PM 12/21/96 EST, Barney Gaylord wrote:


>I've heard that the ferries may be booked WAAAAY in advance for cars. 
>You may already be too late to book a ferry for the summer of '96 (just
>guessing).  At the moment you're on your own here.  Anyone else know
>about the ferry boats?

I agree that is likely too late to book a ferry for the summer of '96!! Now,
if anyone wants to contact the ferry system about a booking for the summer
of '97, that may be a different story.   ;-)

>Personally I'm not real big on organized tours for long distances.  I
>have this tendency to wander around some as the mood strikes and hang my
>hat wherever I end up at the end of the day.  If the weather is tolerable
>I like to build a fire and pitch a tent.  When the weather is miserable I
>run for cover.  In either case, I seldom make any reservations in
>advance.  This allows me to make as many miles as I'm comfortable with
>each day without getting stressed out about having to make a certain
>distance to the next B&B.  Also if I'm delayed for a day it doesn't screw
>up all those reservations.
>I like to put benchmark destinations on the map at about one week
>intervals.  If I'm running ahead of schedule I can take an extra side
>trip and enjoy the sights.  If I'm running a bit behind, I just wave at
>the locals on the way by and still get to the final destination on time. 
>Anyone with even a remotely similar attitude is welcome to sign on with
>caravan #1.

Sure wish I could....Sigh!


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