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08 April 2010 @ 06:08 pm
[family] Dad and the Alaska Ride  
Dad: Denali(1) looks interesting. Except it has too many bears for me. And wolves. They could be werewolves and I'm not trained for werewolves.
Carla: Werewolves! *heart eyes*
Dad: Wrong argument with you, huh.

Dad: So my new walking stick converts to having a spike on the end. So I can use it as a spear.
Carla: To protect you from the werewolves?
Dad: Yes, but I'm more worried about the grizzlies.

Dad is so adorable in his excitement about the trip. The other day, he told me he pulled up Google Maps and tried to look at as much of the route as he could. So. Adorable.

That reminds me. I know some of you have driven to Alaska. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations or thoughts? I would really appreciate your input (or the input of anyone you know who's done it, if you want to send them my way).

(1) So after my siblings and I tried to explain Twilight to Dad, he started telling stories about sparklers (vampires who sparkle, obviously). Wait until I tell him about the Denali vampires. For something I dislike so much, Twilight has brought me so much laughter.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Mattie: chain link heartmattie on April 8th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
I don't have anything helpful to add; I just wanted to tell you how totally jellis I am of you two!! I am so fucking glad you're doing this, just the two of you. I wish I could have done more stuff like this with my dad as an adult. I miss him every day.
Catycatalinay on April 9th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
Never driven to Alaska, but I am kind of obsessed with planning trips and such. The Alaska forum at cruisecritic.com has lots of ideas if you're heading into any of the typical cruise ports - Skagway, Juneau, Sitka, Kodiak, etc. and also has information on the drive to Denali. There's some kind of Alaska Discount Book you can get if you're interested in doing activities, etc. And there's something called Murray's Guide that's like a road guide for driving into the Yukon, but I'm not sure exactly where. Oh, and venere.com is my favorite website for finding cool hotels. Sounds like you'll have an awesome trip!