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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My honeymoon is an Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle, stopping in Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC.

Any suggestions on fun things to do whilein port, or has anyone been on an Alaskan cruise like this? Many of the suggestions they have for things to do on shore seem either WAY overpriced, or uninteresting Laughing


JD, my wife and I spent our 25th anniversary on an Alaskan cruise. It was great. My one suggestion would be to take an excursion to Denali National Park and too spend as much time there as possible. It's a breathtaking piece of land!! Enjoy. What cruise line are you using? We went Royal Carribean.
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JDBrocks wrote:
My honeymoon is an Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle, stopping in Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC.

Any suggestions on fun things to do whilein port, or has anyone been on an Alaskan cruise like this? Many of the suggestions they have for things to do on shore seem either WAY overpriced, or uninteresting Laughing


JD, my wife and I spent our 25th anniversary on an Alaskan cruise. It was great. My one suggestion would be to take an excursion to Denali National Park and too spend as much time there as possible. It's a breathtaking piece of land!! Enjoy. What cruise line are you using? We went Royal Carribean.


We booked Carnival. I don't think we'll make it far enough North, but that is one of the places I've always wanted to visit. I'm an "outdoorsman" and I've never taken a relaxing vacation. Everywhere I've ever gone has been to national or state parks, so this should prove interesting Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

has anyone seen the movie Avatar?

Is it good? There seems to be many mixed opinions of it and I'm not sure If I'm gonna buy it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDBrocks wrote:
My honeymoon is an Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle, stopping in Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC.

Any suggestions on fun things to do whilein port, or has anyone been on an Alaskan cruise like this? Many of the suggestions they have for things to do on shore seem either WAY overpriced, or uninteresting Laughing

i've done that travel before, having worked in Ketchikan. it's very interesting as you'll be on a ship the size of a small town but traveling through fjords basically with such deep water and sharp vertical cliffs that you can throw a rock to shore at times. you'll meet a lot of people on the boat too.

as far as fun things in towns to do that don't cost money, just walking through the downtowns is fun and hitting the cafes and shops. some are junk, and some are high quality, as you would expect.
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has anyone seen the movie Avatar?

Is it good? There seems to be many mixed opinions of it and I'm not sure If I'm gonna buy it.


IMO its a modern day version of Pocahontas and I would wait for the DVD/Blue Ray with the special features and such that I heard was coming out around X-Mas time...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Posted this in the TAST forum but:

I've just recently started drinking wine as I think my taste has matured enough to appreciate it. I really enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon and Chiantes. I'm not as much of a fan of white wines either.

What's the best bottle of wine you've ever had?

The most expensive?

Food pairing tips?

Suggestions on good wine that is NOT expensive?

For me, the best bottle I've ever had was my fiance's uncle's. He has a wine cellar in his basement and it's full of magnum bottles of really expensive wine. He brought out a bottle of Caymus special selection Cabernet Sauvignon. It was the best tasting wine. Also the most expensive. I'm glad I didn't buy it at $119 a bottle

As far as good inexpensive wine, I really like Concha y Toro's Frontera wines. The Cabernet/Merlot blend is very good, and it comes in Magnum size bottles for about $8-$9 a bottle, although you can buy it at Costco for like $6.49 a bottle or something like that.

Any input anyone has would be great!


I'm a scotch man, but my wife likes wine and she swears by this book...and she's a hell of a cook and 100% foodie. Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pairings-Sommeliers-Practical-Partnering/dp/0520243773
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
JDBrocks wrote:
My honeymoon is an Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle, stopping in Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC.

Any suggestions on fun things to do whilein port, or has anyone been on an Alaskan cruise like this? Many of the suggestions they have for things to do on shore seem either WAY overpriced, or uninteresting Laughing

i've done that travel before, having worked in Ketchikan. it's very interesting as you'll be on a ship the size of a small town but traveling through fjords basically with such deep water and sharp vertical cliffs that you can throw a rock to shore at times. you'll meet a lot of people on the boat too.

as far as fun things in towns to do that don't cost money, just walking through the downtowns is fun and hitting the cafes and shops. some are junk, and some are high quality, as you would expect.


When did you work in Ketchikan? I worked there too. Smile

I forget if its in Haines or Skagway, but the Magic Forest (or maybe it was the Enchanted Forest?) was very nice hiking. And there's always the Chilkoot Pass if you have a few days. Smile
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Ketchikan is a cool place, I've gone up there a couple times to go fishing.

It is funny to see two or three huge cruise ships parked in front of such a small town though.
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SteelKing728 wrote:
has anyone seen the movie Avatar?

Is it good? There seems to be many mixed opinions of it and I'm not sure If I'm gonna buy it.


Avatar is a gorgeously rednered mash-up of every myth from the Greeks to the Aztecs to the Norse to the Mayans to the Native Americans to Lord of the Rings.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When did you work in Ketchikan? I worked there too. Smile

let's see... um... early 80's.
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SteelKing728 wrote:
has anyone seen the movie Avatar?

Is it good? There seems to be many mixed opinions of it and I'm not sure If I'm gonna buy it.


I thought it was very good. Plus the Scenery was Amazing.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Raymundo wrote:
JDBrocks wrote:
Posted this in the TAST forum but:

I've just recently started drinking wine as I think my taste has matured enough to appreciate it. I really enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon and Chiantes. I'm not as much of a fan of white wines either.

What's the best bottle of wine you've ever had?

The most expensive?

Food pairing tips?

Suggestions on good wine that is NOT expensive?

For me, the best bottle I've ever had was my fiance's uncle's. He has a wine cellar in his basement and it's full of magnum bottles of really expensive wine. He brought out a bottle of Caymus special selection Cabernet Sauvignon. It was the best tasting wine. Also the most expensive. I'm glad I didn't buy it at $119 a bottle

As far as good inexpensive wine, I really like Concha y Toro's Frontera wines. The Cabernet/Merlot blend is very good, and it comes in Magnum size bottles for about $8-$9 a bottle, although you can buy it at Costco for like $6.49 a bottle or something like that.

Any input anyone has would be great!


I'm a scotch man, but my wife likes wine and she swears by this book...and she's a hell of a cook and 100% foodie. Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pairings-Sommeliers-Practical-Partnering/dp/0520243773


I also enjoy a good single malt.

My favorite thus far is The Glenlivet Nadura... so warm, smooth...
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I prefer crayons. Don't you?
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JDBrocks wrote:
My honeymoon is an Alaskan Cruise leaving from Seattle, stopping in Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria BC.

Any suggestions on fun things to do whilein port, or has anyone been on an Alaskan cruise like this? Many of the suggestions they have for things to do on shore seem either WAY overpriced, or uninteresting Laughing


While at Victoria, BC, try afternoon high tea at the Empress Hotel, ca 3 pm. Don't forget the 'cucumber sannies'. Earlier, or later, a visit to the Butchart Gardens will appease the wife.
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El Raymundo wrote:
JDBrocks wrote:
Posted this in the TAST forum but:

I've just recently started drinking wine as I think my taste has matured enough to appreciate it. I really enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon and Chiantes. I'm not as much of a fan of white wines either.

What's the best bottle of wine you've ever had?

The most expensive?

Food pairing tips?

Suggestions on good wine that is NOT expensive?

For me, the best bottle I've ever had was my fiance's uncle's. He has a wine cellar in his basement and it's full of magnum bottles of really expensive wine. He brought out a bottle of Caymus special selection Cabernet Sauvignon. It was the best tasting wine. Also the most expensive. I'm glad I didn't buy it at $119 a bottle

As far as good inexpensive wine, I really like Concha y Toro's Frontera wines. The Cabernet/Merlot blend is very good, and it comes in Magnum size bottles for about $8-$9 a bottle, although you can buy it at Costco for like $6.49 a bottle or something like that.

Any input anyone has would be great!


I'm a scotch man, but my wife likes wine and she swears by this book...and she's a hell of a cook and 100% foodie. Smile

http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pairings-Sommeliers-Practical-Partnering/dp/0520243773


I also enjoy a good single malt.

My favorite thus far is The Glenlivet Nadura... so warm, smooth...


Hmmm...haven't tried that one, but I'm not a big fan of the Glenlivet, Glenfiddych, etc lineup. Try these:

Talisker, Lagavulin. Talisker is the less expensive bottle and the one I prefer in a VERY close race. But in my mind, they kill all the Glens. Wink
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