fish_stix: No I'm not ex-military, I got this nic as a youngster when I started my first hobby, capgun collecting. My pride and joy being "The Rifleman" rifle LOL Might be time to start selling them off. I will look into the Sport Shed tackle shop. I do my vacations on the cheap, just need a clean bed. A Taj Mahal place for me, means a private bathroom!! I camp sometimes, but don't think I want to risk the weather in alaska, and with airline baggage wt. restrictions, tough to do.
Idaxon: I was sort of thinking of taking a flight over Denali Nat. Park, have heard that is a must, so not sure I could do one in the Homer area, gawd so much to do, so little time (and even less money) I was wondering about amount of daylight, since getting great photos is all about the sunrise and sunset and low angle light. I am hoping that actually, since I believe the sun stays low in the sky during the daytime, almost anytime will give chance for that "keeper" photo. I do need a good photo of an eagle, got one in Yellowstone and in Glacier Nat. Park, but both farrrrr away.
I really appreciate everyones thoughts and comments, keep-em coming.