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2013-08-25 02:39:09 AM  

hng: wizden: hng: wizden: Ha they didn't even street view you. WTF Alaska?

View was probably blocked by a HAPA bus.

...and nobody on here except me gets that.

Princess? GrayLine?

You lost me.

Most of the Street View shots around town have a tour bus in them. The current name of the company is HAPA (Holland America Princess Alaska)... but even most people around town don't know that. They usually use one of the old names when talking about them: either Princess or GrayLine.


How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?
 
2013-08-25 02:45:46 AM  

wizden: hng: wizden: hng: wizden: Ha they didn't even street view you. WTF Alaska?

View was probably blocked by a HAPA bus.

...and nobody on here except me gets that.

Princess? GrayLine?

You lost me.

Most of the Street View shots around town have a tour bus in them. The current name of the company is HAPA (Holland America Princess Alaska)... but even most people around town don't know that. They usually use one of the old names when talking about them: either Princess or GrayLine.

How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?


Towns like Juneau tend to get a lot of cruise ships and passengers go ashore. Royal Caribbean has tour buses too, plus their own train for excursions in Anchorage and Fairbanks that go to Denali & other locations.
 
2013-08-25 02:46:54 AM  

bionicjoe: Reposting my FB status here, but I this was actually my first thought of the day. 

I awoke this morning with a vision.
I am to create a device that will rhyme with levee, so that cliche rock bands will have somewhere else to go besides the farking levee when things get 'heavy'.
Somehow this item will also resolve country bands rocking things 'like a wagon wheel'. 

/getting real
//getting heavy




Incirlik AFB Turkey: NCO club named The Wagon Wheel.

Bartender, meh. 3rd week...
 
2013-08-25 02:49:30 AM  

wizden: hng: wizden: hng: wizden: Ha they didn't even street view you. WTF Alaska?

View was probably blocked by a HAPA bus.

...and nobody on here except me gets that.

Princess? GrayLine?

You lost me.

Most of the Street View shots around town have a tour bus in them. The current name of the company is HAPA (Holland America Princess Alaska)... but even most people around town don't know that. They usually use one of the old names when talking about them: either Princess or GrayLine.

How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?


we're a town of around 37,000.  between May and September, we get more than one million cruise ship passengers.
 
hng
2013-08-25 02:50:16 AM  

wizden: How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?


The company I work for has about 30. The blue glacier bus has at least a dozen. The white glacier bus has probably about a dozen. Dolphin has at least 6. Probably 3-4 dozen cutaways among all the small operators.  And HAPA has probably at least 100. We get between 4-6 cruise ships most days, not to mention a couple smaller ships.

Oh... and every now and then you'll get one in town for a couple days from Reilly or Premier or Rotel.
 
2013-08-25 02:50:22 AM  
that was La Vie en Rose performed on a theremin.
 
2013-08-25 02:51:38 AM  
Ahh, I love this song
 
2013-08-25 02:53:18 AM  

soosh: wizden: hng: wizden: hng: wizden: Ha they didn't even street view you. WTF Alaska?

View was probably blocked by a HAPA bus.

...and nobody on here except me gets that.

Princess? GrayLine?

You lost me.

Most of the Street View shots around town have a tour bus in them. The current name of the company is HAPA (Holland America Princess Alaska)... but even most people around town don't know that. They usually use one of the old names when talking about them: either Princess or GrayLine.

How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?

we're a town of around 37,000.  between May and September, we get more than one million cruise ship passengers.


Jesus Christ.

hng: wizden: How many freaking tour buses are there? Or is google just trolling you?

The company I work for has about 30. The blue glacier bus has at least a dozen. The white glacier bus has probably about a dozen. Dolphin has at least 6. Probably 3-4 dozen cutaways among all the small operators.  And HAPA has probably at least 100. We get between 4-6 cruise ships most days, not to mention a couple smaller ships.

Oh... and every now and then you'll get one in town for a couple days from Reilly or Premier or Rotel.


Jesus Christ.

I need to get a fanny pack and go to Juneau.
 
hng
2013-08-25 02:57:24 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: Royal Caribbean has tour buses too


Not anymore. They only ran the tours out of Seward, but last year they sold that operation (it was actually called Royal Celebrity Tours) to Premier.

All of their Southeast Alaska tours are operated by Alaska Coach Tours.

lh6.googleusercontent.com

oh...  and here's a Rotel bus equipped with sleepers...

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-25 02:58:07 AM  

wizden: Jesus Christ.


and we're the biggest town on the Inside Passage cruises. The other stops range from 2,000 up.  Almost none of them are accessible by road from the rest of the world.   There's also a state ferry system for independent travelers that is pretty much booked in the summer, 737 jet service that is mostly full, and private yachts and smaller cruising vessels.  It's pretty goddamned cool.
 
2013-08-25 03:03:10 AM  
I was just thinking of that Good & Plenty commercial last night.
 
2013-08-25 03:04:50 AM  
They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-25 03:05:36 AM  
The beginning of that song sounds a lot like Elephant Talk.
 
2013-08-25 03:07:13 AM  
Thanks, soosh :)
 
2013-08-25 03:08:33 AM  
Screamin Jay! Thanks!
 
2013-08-25 03:09:35 AM  
This should be my theme song. Because I really am The Coolest Man on Earth
 
2013-08-25 03:10:03 AM  

hng: Bathia_Mapes: Royal Caribbean has tour buses too

Not anymore. They only ran the tours out of Seward, but last year they sold that operation (it was actually called Royal Celebrity Tours) to Premier.

All of their Southeast Alaska tours are operated by Alaska Coach Tours.

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]

oh...  and here's a Rotel bus equipped with sleepers...

[lh4.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]


Ah, should have asked my son about the buses as well as the train. He works for the Royal Caribbean call center in my area.
 
2013-08-25 03:10:17 AM  

monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


I've always wanted to take those, but then I think about taking a relly good road car through there.

Of course, it's completely crowded.

Upper British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska highways have places you can find that are virtually deserted.  I want to build up some kind of rally-type car with room to sleep in it and a kick-ass stereo system and outside mounted cameras and travel them.
 
2013-08-25 03:10:46 AM  
Thanks for the ZZ attempt. Have a good evening. Keep them straight up there. Bye Now.
 
2013-08-25 03:12:07 AM  
awesome show tonight.
 
2013-08-25 03:14:42 AM  
There you go great night cap!
 
hng
2013-08-25 03:15:52 AM  

monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


Story about those.. they were originally Park Service vehicles, but over the years, a tour operator in Skagway bought most of the surplus and restored them for daily use. A bunch of years ago they were all bought back and given full restorations.

Now in Skagway they run replicas...

lh5.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-08-25 03:17:46 AM  

soosh: monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

I've always wanted to take those, but then I think about taking a relly good road car through there.

Of course, it's completely crowded.

Upper British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska highways have places you can find that are virtually deserted.  I want to build up some kind of rally-type car with room to sleep in it and a kick-ass stereo system and outside mounted cameras and travel them.


My retirement pipe dream is to sell EVERYTHING I own, buy something spacious yet not too huge like one of those old 70's/80's Chevy conversion vans, customize the interior to have a kitchenette, bed, lounge area, etc. and just live out of a suitcase.
 
2013-08-25 03:17:59 AM  

soosh: monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

I've always wanted to take those, but then I think about taking a relly good road car through there.

Of course, it's completely crowded.

Upper British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska highways have places you can find that are virtually deserted.  I want to build up some kind of rally-type car with room to sleep in it and a kick-ass stereo system and outside mounted cameras and travel them.


It's best to drive the Going To The Sun Road on weekdays during the day. Fewer people on the road, amazing views. I remember driving that road with my nephew Zack and I kept telling him we were losing the brakes on the truck. After a while he figured out I was full of crap. Still, they do have those run-off roads where semis can go off and it's kind of like a car trap pit. Apparently the brakes get used pretty hard coming down from the summit. 

Not many things cooler than driving through a freaking cloud.
 
2013-08-25 03:18:35 AM  
Alright....I can't keep my eyes open anymore. Good Night, soosh and bathia and everyone else!
 
2013-08-25 03:18:40 AM  

Twitch Boy: soosh: monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

I've always wanted to take those, but then I think about taking a relly good road car through there.

Of course, it's completely crowded.

Upper British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska highways have places you can find that are virtually deserted.  I want to build up some kind of rally-type car with room to sleep in it and a kick-ass stereo system and outside mounted cameras and travel them.

My retirement pipe dream is to sell EVERYTHING I own, buy something spacious yet not too huge like one of those old 70's/80's Chevy conversion vans, customize the interior to have a kitchenette, bed, lounge area, etc. and just live out of a suitcase.


mine, too, taking photographs and selling them along the way.
 
hng
2013-08-25 03:18:49 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: hng: Bathia_Mapes:

Ah, should have asked my son about the buses as well as the train. He works for the Royal Caribbean call center in my area.


ask him about the MiLOLenium...

http://www.krbd.org/2013/08/21/millennium-passengers-call-911-worrie d- about-potential-riot/
 
2013-08-25 03:19:20 AM  

monty666: Not many things cooler than driving through a freaking cloud.


hiking through them is awesome.
 
2013-08-25 03:23:07 AM  
I don't know what this is, but oh I like it.
 
hng
2013-08-25 03:24:00 AM  

soosh: monty666: Not many things cooler than driving through a freaking cloud.

hiking through them is awesome.


Only if you know where you are going. Stupid Blackerby Ridge and stupid FedEx2day taking 6 days to get me my GPS.
 
2013-08-25 03:24:31 AM  

brownlady79: I don't know what this is, but oh I like it.


Right now is The Red Elvises.  Previous to this was Kid Koala.
 
2013-08-25 03:24:43 AM  

hng: monty666: They have these buses in Glacier Park. Kinda cool.

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]

Story about those.. they were originally Park Service vehicles, but over the years, a tour operator in Skagway bought most of the surplus and restored them for daily use. A bunch of years ago they were all bought back and given full restorations.

Now in Skagway they run replicas...

[lh5.googleusercontent.com image 640x480]


That's cool. Can they take the top off for sightseeing?

It seems like aerodynamics were the last of their concerns when designing those vehicles.
 
2013-08-25 03:27:03 AM  

hng: Bathia_Mapes: hng: Bathia_Mapes:

Ah, should have asked my son about the buses as well as the train. He works for the Royal Caribbean call center in my area.

ask him about the MiLOLenium...

http://www.krbd.org/2013/08/21/millennium-passengers-call-911-worrie d- about-potential-riot/


I did, but he knew about it already. However, the call center he works at doesn't handle bookings for Celebrity, just Royal Caribbean. Bookings for Celebrity are done at the Wichita, Kansas location.
 
hng
2013-08-25 03:30:52 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: the call center he works at doesn't handle bookings for Celebrity, just Royal Caribbean.


I had someone he works with in town on Monday on The Solstice. Weird friend-of-a-friend thing... that just suddenly got weirder.
 
2013-08-25 03:31:00 AM  
the Wichita, Kansas location.

that is one of the most I Would Do Virtually Anything To Not Have To Live There towns I have ever run across.
 
2013-08-25 03:31:18 AM  

soosh: brownlady79: I don't know what this is, but oh I like it.

Right now is The Red Elvises.  Previous to this was Kid Koala.


It was one that sounded sort of warped.
 
2013-08-25 03:31:44 AM  
Lotsa Stevie tonight!
 
2013-08-25 03:32:09 AM  

brownlady79: soosh: brownlady79: I don't know what this is, but oh I like it.

Right now is The Red Elvises.  Previous to this was Kid Koala.

It was one that sounded sort of warped.


yeah, you're going to have to be more specific than that.
 
2013-08-25 03:33:04 AM  

Lorelle: Lotsa Stevie tonight!


yeah, sometimes during the week I focus a little on one artist or genre while I'm listening to music at work, and that pretty much shapes the weekend's shows.
 
2013-08-25 03:33:21 AM  
Loving all the Stevie Wonder tonight so thanks for that!
 
2013-08-25 03:33:58 AM  
basically each week's show is a condensed version of what I've been listening to the week before.
 
2013-08-25 03:34:39 AM  
Stevie Wonder is an amazing artist. Some of his music is just sublime. I just wish he was recording and releasing more music lately.
 
2013-08-25 03:36:59 AM  
another repeated source tonight is the album which this song is from

Red Hot & Blue: Cole Porter Tribute
 
2013-08-25 03:39:31 AM  

hng: Bathia_Mapes: the call center he works at doesn't handle bookings for Celebrity, just Royal Caribbean.

I had someone he works with in town on Monday on The Solstice. Weird friend-of-a-friend thing... that just suddenly got weirder.


Do you recall his name?
 
2013-08-25 03:43:05 AM  

soosh: the Wichita, Kansas location.

that is one of the most I Would Do Virtually Anything To Not Have To Live There towns I have ever run across.


Well, thankfully neither you nor I have to. :-D
 
hng
2013-08-25 03:43:19 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: hng: Bathia_Mapes: the call center he works at doesn't handle bookings for Celebrity, just Royal Caribbean.

I had someone he works with in town on Monday on The Solstice. Weird friend-of-a-friend thing... that just suddenly got weirder.

Do you recall his name?


Her. Yes. But I don't want to say because then it just makes the big world wayyyy too small. I'm assuming RC only has one call center in the PNW.
 
2013-08-25 03:44:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: soosh: the Wichita, Kansas location.

that is one of the most I Would Do Virtually Anything To Not Have To Live There towns I have ever run across.

Well, thankfully neither you nor I have to. :-D


Wichita Falls, Texas would come a close second.

some kind of curse or something.
 
2013-08-25 03:45:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: soosh: the Wichita, Kansas location.

that is one of the most I Would Do Virtually Anything To Not Have To Live There towns I have ever run across.

Well, thankfully neither you nor I have to. :-D


I have known people who voluntarily moved there, and they are made of different material than I.
 
2013-08-25 03:46:47 AM  
Very much enjoying this 70s funk groove thing going on.
 
2013-08-25 03:50:49 AM  

monty666: Very much enjoying this 70s funk groove thing going on.


thanks!
 
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