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Old 11-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #16
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Life

Isn't this the basis for most problems in life?
The balance between what "I want" and what I know my other half wants... - On every other topic we are hand in hand. but where to live is always a "topic of discussion"

I will probably give in, but man I miss the open spaces and freedom I felt when I lived there.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:48 PM   #17
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I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years there. Avoid it. Actually, avoid the entire Southeast. When you have no roads and small populations the only thing you get are bored people doing dumb shit.

ANC isn't much better.

Fairbanks is cold.

I don't think I could recommend AK to anyone that wasn't a tourist.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #18
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I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years there. Avoid it. Actually, avoid the entire Southeast. When you have no roads and small populations the only thing you get are bored people doing dumb shit.

ANC isn't much better.

Fairbanks is cold.

I don't think I could recommend AK to anyone that wasn't a tourist.
Zahnartz, I believe you'll find this to be a minority opinion. Quite a small minority.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #19
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Thanks for the ideas!
I like Homer alot from what I have read, my wife on the otherhand is being a bit hard headed by not agreeing totaly
Consider listening to your wife.
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #20
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That's why he was kicked out of Alaska. Bad attitude



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I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years there. Avoid it. Actually, avoid the entire Southeast. When you have no roads and small populations the only thing you get are bored people doing dumb shit.

ANC isn't much better.

Fairbanks is cold.

I don't think I could recommend AK to anyone that wasn't a tourist.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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I grew up in Juneau and spent my first 23 years there. Avoid it. Actually, avoid the entire Southeast. When you have no roads and small populations the only thing you get are bored people doing dumb shit.

ANC isn't much better.

Fairbanks is cold.

I don't think I could recommend AK to anyone that wasn't a tourist.
Allow me to personally thank you for leaving, and please.....stay where you are!

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Old 12-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #22
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Consider listening to your wife.
I usually don't, but then she quits feeding me and my hearing gets better...
The moving has been shelved for a few years due to military service so I will just have to visit for the time being.
And live vicariously through ride reports...
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #23
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Allow me to personally thank you for leaving, and please.....stay where you are!

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Old 12-22-2013, 12:18 AM   #24
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Allow me to personally thank you for leaving, and please.....stay where you are!

Jeff
Hey, hey-- everyone lighten up on the guy. Seriously. Isn't this the sort of sentiment we want to encourage? (Tho' I suppose in your own way, you are)

This place can be a downright cold, harsh, lonesome, God-forsaken bug pit.
Pass it on! (doubly-so if they vote differently than I do)


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Old 12-22-2013, 10:11 PM   #25
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This place can be a downright cold, harsh, lonesome, God-forsaken bug pit.

-Eric.
All depends on your perspective I guess. One's cold, harsh, lonesome, God-forsaken bug pit can be another man's paradise. Kind of like back in the day when I lived in North Texas. People would tell me, "why are you leaving? This is God's country." I usually replied, "well then, you and God can keep it to yourselves, I'm leaving and I won't let the door hit me in the ass."
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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All depends on your perspective I guess. ....
Maybe you’re missing RedShift’s point. I think it’s his point anyway, I could be wrong.
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Old 12-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #27
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Maybe you’re missing RedShift’s point. I think it’s his point anyway, I could be wrong.
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It aint for everyone, that's for sure, and that's a good thing. After a couple of years in Alaska, the thing I hate most is that its way more expensive to fix a snow machine after flipping it across the rocks than it is to fix a bike after doing the same. My skills are improving though.
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Old 12-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #28
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It aint for everyone, that's for sure, and that's a good thing. After a couple of years in Alaska, the thing I hate most is that its way more expensive to fix a snow machine after flipping it across the rocks than it is to fix a bike after doing the same. My skills are improving though.
Fixing skills or riding skills?
They are inversely related.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:15 AM   #29
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Fixing skills or riding skills?
They are inversely related.
Unfortunately, its the snowmachine fixing skills that are improving….rapidly.
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