In late May we posted about some gambles we were taking on a quick Alaska trip. We did very well playing Non-Rev Roulette. We both got seats on our first choice to Seattle, and BJ got the last seat on the first choice flight to Anchorage. I arrived in Anchorage on the next flight about an hour later. Headed south, BJ got her second option out of Anchorage and her first choice out of Seattle. When I headed home, I got seats on my first choice out of Anchorage and also out of Seattle. Six out of eight first choices seems like very acceptable odds!
On the solar project, we ended up making a trip down the hill to the hardware store for a few small things, but we were successful with having all the special stuff we needed, including a couple extra 12 volt outlets.
The AT&T mifi was the right choice! We had super strong signals from AT&T in places where I had weak Verizon signals two years ago. Given a choice, AT&T is still the best option for travelers to Alaska.
three generations fishing, I expected we would catch something, but all three of us limited on both halibut and king salmon the day I joined them. We ended up with two ice chests (over 75 pounds) full of cleaned and vacuum-packed fish.
Two weeks of fun with family for me, and all the "gambles" paid off. How soon can we do it again?