A last minute trip. Both of us have birthdays in August so we were casting about for a weekend getaway when we found this cheap trip. We leave Saturday morning 8/24 to fly to Vancouver for 2 days. Then Monday afternoon we board a cruise ship for a 7 day cruise to Whittier Alaska. A shuttle bus to Anchorage then a rental car for 2+ days - including 1 night in the Talkeetna Roadhouse which I have visited 2x before: once with Rob Woodard and once with Rollin and James. Pictures start Saturday night. We will be back early Sept 5 with 23 days to go to Bury St. Edmund's!