Sunday, April 1, 2012

A: Alaska

I responded very poorly to the NaBloPoMo challenge in February, so I'm hoping to do a little better with the A to Z challenge for April. 

My "A" thought for today is that I would love to visit the State of Alaska.  I have a friend who moved to Anchorage some years back.  She is very active in environmental politics and loves the backwoods kind of life, and met her soul mate there, so her Facebook posts and emails are full of camping trips that involve protective gear like electric fences and large caliber weapons.  Her daily walks with her dogs involve dodging moose and keeping an eye out for bear.  And this year, she and her husband are busy clearing ten or more feet of snow from their roof so that their house doesn't flood in the spring thaw.  I would love to see in person the world she describes - though I'll leave the backwoods camping trips to braver souls than I. 

I would love to take the inside passage up along the Alaskan coast.  The coastline and the wildlife sightings sound amazing.  Watching video of glaciers "calving" is amazing and I can only imagine what that would be like in person.  The northern lights are fantastic and I'm sure Denali National Park is beyond anything I can imagine. 

Yep, Alaska.  One day.

8 comments:

  1. Hey! I am doing that A to Z thing too - just for fun. No theme, nope. I'm all about random but you already know that....
    as for Alaska, I want to get there too but I have to get wealthy first. RR and I looked at it seriously for the upcoming summer but getting there and then staying in places is just more money than we can afford this year. It's all good as there are many wonderful places for hiking, camping, or moteling within a reasonable driving range of our home in NorCal. We'll have to contend with photos of the inside passage for now.

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    1. that "get wealthy first" thing is a kicker, isn't it?

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  2. My most memorable moment from my one year of Alaska living was opening my curtains and finding a moose calmly standing right outside my window. I had a slight heart attack, but after that first shock, it was pretty cool!

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  3. Hello! Stopping by for the A to Z Challenge. My husband used to want to move to Alaska, years ago. I had a step uncle who used to live in Alaska.

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    1. thanks for coming by! did the Alaska bug just wear off your husband?

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  4. Alaska & Boston, brilliant subjects - stopping by because your just behind me on the list *smile ... good luck with the challenge. Been to Alaska working aboard a small cruise liner. Beautiful and stunning.

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    1. Nice to "see" you. Come by anytime! I love the word brilliant...thank you.

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  5. My sister and brother-in-law honeymooned in Alaska. They had a fantastic time and brought back some amazing photos.

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