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hazelson

Alaska question #2

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Not sure what to buy in Alaska - is there anything truly memorable in the stores. Not much into carvings and the like - just want to know what I should look for that truly says Alaska!!!!

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Rat - would customs be concerned with that - we aren't flying as we live near Vancouver - and we are sailing from home. Are Ulu knives special - like carved or anything. My ds would be into that for sure.

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My hubby went salmon fishing when we were in Alaska. Then we had the fish he caught, smoked and canned...they do for you as soon as you get off the fishing boat. We had it shipped home and had cans upon cans of salmon. We were able to give them as gifts, and had plenty to serve when people came over.

If you aren't going fishing while up there, you can buy the cans in any of the stores.

We're not too big on buying souvenirs in any of the locations we visit. My home is early American and most items sold in souvnir shops don't go too well w/ what we have.

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The carved antlers sound great Rat! Thanks for the idea.

Sue - the salmon is a good idea - we love salmon - but Dh could never eat anything he caught - so the cans will have to do. I imagine it must taste wonderful being so fresh! Yum!

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We have Russian nesting dolls. They are lovely! Some get very elaborate andt they are a wonderful reminder of our time in Alaska. I also have a small hand carved totem pole and a carved totem pole magnet for my refrigerator.

My best souvenier are the wonderful pictures we took while there. I have over 300 pictures from our 3 trips.

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Okay - have to say that the best things we brought home from Alaska were: handcarved wooden salad bowls, a stuffed toy bunny with antlers (he's very cute, we call him Moose) and a mosquito trapping kit - it comes with a tiny trap, similar to a bear trap, a teeny knife and an instruction book on how to skin your mosquitos and what to do with the pelts - this is my kinda souvenir.

Charlie

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Hazelson,

We were in Alaska in July and loved it.

If you want, take a read of my journals from that trip:

http://www.cruisecrazies.com/forums/index....f=2&t=11946

If you want to see pictures of each stop go here: [url=http://community.webshots.com/user/johngaltny]http://community.webshots.com/user/johngaltny and just go through the various Alaska albums.

Have a blast.

JG

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