I saw on Facebook where a person’s friend asked him to list the top 10 reasons he liked living in Alaska. Although the person with the list lived in Butte, an area between Anchorage and the Matt-Su Valley, (Anchorage it’s self is no longer considered a good qualifier of Alaska by most Alaskans, even those who call Anchorage home), he pretty well summed up my thoughts on the top ten as well.
I live in Juneau, which is Southeast Alaska, or the Panhandle as some call it We are roughly 700 air miles from Anchorage. We can’t drive there as there are no roads out of Juneau. If we want to take a car ride to Anchorage we must put the car on the Ferry and take a 5 hour and 15 minute boat ride to Haines. From Haines we can then drive into Canada, then back into Alaska and down to Anchorage which is just over 15 hours. The total mileage traveled would be 850 miles. Our area is not what most people think of when they think of Alaska. In the winter we don’t get -50 degree temperature readings. We also don’t get 24 hours of darkness or the 24 hours of daylight in the summer, but we get close. There is no Frozen Tundra here, we live in a rain forest where temperatures are mild, even in the winter.
I’ll add some to his top 10 if I feel he missed something. Here they are:
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