Thanks ya'll. I think the initial "shock" has worn off. Now I just have to get my ducks in a row and get the most bang for my buck.
I am already paid for my May 08, so it gives me some time to start "chipping" away at prepaying my excursions...but I will still be budget conscience.
The Cultural Tour in Ketchikan is about my speed at $45.00, but I might do something really wild - for a once in a lifetime Alaska visit...we shall see!