Well like everyone else, it was time and cash....Now that my tenure will be over soon, I plan on makeing my way there in Aug. of 2014. Probably stay a week or so around Anchorage and the Kenei. Then make our way up twords the talkeetna area.. I guess that is the thing to do. Time wont be an issue, as we will have as long as we wish, and the airfare up and back to FL is free due to the skymiles program. (Thank you Delta)...So now the research begins..Lot to think about, as we will have the entire state at our dissposal..Any tips Ard??????