Thursday afternoon (after travelling to Boston on Tuesday and DC on Wednesday) Ming and I flew to Anchorage, Alaska.
The first surprise was how full the flight is (and there were two more flights after ours!) The second was that there is a time change and it was still light out (hello, east coast to the furthest west coast in less than 24 hrs). The third was that our skis arrived before we even got to baggage claim (this never happens). The fourth was these kangaroos which arrived as we were waiting for our gear:
The fifth was that we were able to walk up and get a rental car for $50 for the weekend from Budget (other car places were up to $50/day!)