Alaska is a pretty amazing place, you have to see it to believe it. The mountains are so huge, pretty humbling. I loved it there when we lived there, the spirit of the people, the adventure, the city life in Anchorage, the country life in Homer, the light, beautiful snow, the sun most of the winter, the long days in the summer, the midnight sun, I could go on and on. But as I age I really would like to be someplace warmer in the winter than here or Alaska. I can actually say I enjoyed winter more in Alaska than in Indiana because of the sun, and the attitude that people have about winter. Alaskans are so diverse and adventurous. I really would not have a problem living there again, I have wonderful life-long friends there and you have to see those mountains.
Originally Posted by HoosierHelen
I was flying from Fairbanks to Anchorage one beautiful sunny day and the pilot got permission to fly in between Mt. McKinley (real name "Denali"-Athabaskan Indian name meaning "The Great One") and Mt. Foraker, I can't describe the feeling of being able to experience that. There are so many of those moments ingrained in my soul thus the love of Alaska.
And did I say,"YOU'VE GOT TO SEE THOSE MOUNTAINS"?
"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."~David Brinkley