Day 1. The Alaska state flag. If you were to cut Alaska in half then Texas would be the 3rd largest state! In 1959 Alaska entered the union to become the 49th state. We finally arriived at our hotel on the Chena River after flying from Denver to Seattle, Anchorage and Fairbanks. Flight time including stops was about 12 hours! We're now on Alaska time, 2 hours earlier than Mountain time.
See our photos from the ship's photographer at this gallery: https://coloradorick.smugmug.com/Vacation/Alaska-Vacation-Posed-Photos/