We got back from Alaska last week (if you haven’t been, by all means go. And amazing place). Will not get into a travel log here, but will reveal a few fun events. Took an amazing jet boat ride on a river near Talkeetna. Sat down in my seat and in the seat right in front of me was a red hat with a Razorback Hog on it. The owner was from Hot Springs. Drove a sled dog team. The guy that helped me was from AK but attended UofA and asked about the TX game.
Finally, we boarded our charter in Anchorage to Anvik. We are talking heading to the way back bush country here. I think the plane held around 18 with crew. Before takeoff, the pilot turned around and yelled “Hail State”. To that, 4 people cheered. I just said I did not come all the way up here for that. Got to know the 4 later. They were good folks Greenville and Jackson who have kids at MSU. Really enjoyed them as the rest of the party was from NYC with 2 others from Houston.
Hogs and the SEC are everywhere and are known everywhere. That is always fun.