Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You Know You Live In Alaska When:

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1.  Your newly turned 5 year old daughter asks why she did not get a pocket knife for her birthday when it was on her list.

2.  You consider it a BEAUTIFUL day when you see a break in the clouds even if you never really saw the sun...you saw that it was possible.

3.  When searching for flights to the lower 48 for all 8  of you $5000 sounds reasonable.

4.  You refer to the 48 other states as the "lower 48".  Hawaii is always referred to as Hawaii and all Alaskans love to vacation there (see above $5000 as to why these Alaskans may never get there).

5.  Gaining 14 seconds of daylight is welcomed and noticed change in your day.

6.  A sale on Orange Juice means you pay $7.15 instead of $7.85...big difference.

7.  The local mayor runs on the platform of doing away with paved roads and just moving forward with gravel roads for all over town...and she WINS!!!

8.  When you walk into the Dr. office there is a sign that reminds people to leave all weapons in their cars.

9.  When you walk onto your front porch there is likely to be a bag of fish, fresh jelly, or smoked salmon waiting for you.

10.  People who don't know you stop to help you get your car unstuck in the snow.  And you happen to have been stuck a few times already.

I know I am lucky.  I laugh about it. I cry about it.  But ultimately I am so grateful to be a part of it.

12 comments:

  1. All of these sound funny, but #8 is hilarious. Really?

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    1. Really . Guns are everywhere . People truly live off the land up here and it is not uncommon to see a group of young men walking down the road with riffles slung around them.

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  2. I love this list, it is awesome and your making me love Alaska even more! Wish I could spend some time there!

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    1. I could have added
      11. When eating over someone's house it is common to clarify what type of meat is being served, deer, moose, or caribou . Moose being the favorite for me.

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  3. I love this list, and these pictures are absolutely beautiful. I've always wanted to take a trip up there.

    ~ Country Girl's Daybook, recently posted: #whywemarch http://bit.ly/1aEsJk2

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    1. Sitka is a stop for several cruises but less people are coming to Sitka because we have no pier for docking the big ships.

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  4. This list made me smile. I'm eternally grateful to have spent 2 weeks in Alaska...in the summer. It's beautiful, but that visit confirmed I wouldn't choose to live there. You have such a great sense of humor about it though. :)

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    1. That's what my mom says .
      " its an amazing place to visit ".

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  5. Oh, my, goodness-- #1 and #8 I'm laughing so hard now....

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  6. Hey Anne !! 6 and 3 are the most painful for me, having a larger than average family really adds up here !
    Congrats on your pregnancy ! God Bless and we miss HT !

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  7. It sounds like you are all starting to embrace life up in Alaska! I love number one and eight! Made me laugh :-)

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  8. And now I'm craving smoked salmon. Thanks a lot :)

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