Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Hendersonville, NC in summers and The Villages, FL in winters
We probably saw 10 bears, a dozen caribou, many little white dots up in the mountains (Dall Sheep), lots of impressive mountains and other scenery, and the big mountain. At one bear sighting, we saw a mother bear with two large cubs (2-4 years old). Here is a picture of them.
So far, I would highly recommend going to Alaska to anyone who can. The actual cruise was just okay. It was my first ever cruise and the Royal Caribbean cruise line made me feel more like a wallet than a guest. Everything on the ship was designed to squeeze another dollar (or hundred) out of you. Even worse, many of the cruise line policies seem, at best, disingenuous and appear designed to trick you out of more money.
Our patriotic stable:
Red 2012 XCT (wife's bike in NC)
Red 2012 XCT (my bike for NC)
White with custom flames 2012 XCT (wife's bike in FL)
Blue custom fire on a black 2012 XCT (my bike in FL)
2006 HD Softail Heritage (my bike when I was in MI - sold in Oct, 2017 after putting 45,000 miles and 20 states and one province on it - My first big bike and most of us will always remember our first with fond memories)