Finally moving to alaska

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  1. ZS27

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    Well folks its been great my wife and i have been trying for Alaska for a couple years now and it paid off we are moving up there 7/15/18 2,400 hundred miles with 47 hours of driving. Its funny we have been preparing for it for years but when a job finally lands and we have two weeks before we need to be up there it puts things in a different perspective. We have not been happy here in Oregon its too warm (i run really hot) , too populated, expensive property, and too many people. Plus i miss the snow i grew up in the Colorado Rockies. We are moving to the matsu valley about 50 min NE of anchorage with views like this.

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    We are nearing 30 and do not want children and we know a large move like this is a big risk but i do not want to be in my 50's with regrets. I wish all of you the best of luck.
     
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    Good luck...pop in and say hello from time to time
     
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    Good luck and have a safe trip!
     
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    Good luck, and may God bless!
     
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    It doesn't mean you have to log out for good. Send pics!
    Best of luck!
     
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    Dont forget your sweater. By the way , they have Internet in AK, keep in touch.:p
     
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    'mastu valley' had me there for a second, then realized it must be shorthand for Matanuska-Susitna Valley. If you're going to grow your own food, you're going to the best place in Alaska for that.
     
  8. Keepmsharp

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    As the old saying goes for oregon. You can visit, but don't stay.
     
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    And they say it rains a lot in Oregon!
     
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    LUCKY DOG!

    Safe travels.
     
  11. cigars

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    Here's Johnny Horton the Singing American to appropriately send you off. Johnny Horton was better than Elvis (and I'm an Elvis fan).

    However, don't listen to his song "When it's Springtime in Alaska..." Just saying.
    Cheers and safe journey.
     
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    Best of luck in your move. Have a brother and his family outside of Wasilla, visited last summer! Beautiful country up there! Cheers -
     
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    Did you land the gig as Sarah Palin's new pool boy? I hear she's hard to work for. Good luck in the last frontier.
     
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    Good luck! Stop back by and post some pictures and let us know how things are going once you get settled! :)
     
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    WILL YOU SHIP ?
    USPS MO or PP GIFT ?
    Best wishes + LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP WITH NFA
     
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    Random note:

    My youngest daughter (the vegetarian... LOL) is dating the son of a lady who was one of Sarah Palin’s personal assistants not too long ago.

    He’s a pretty decent guy, so far. ;)
     
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    I'm just so damned envious of you, being able to get a way from the Metro area! Brings a tear to my eye. Personally, I wouldn't care to do Alaska though.

    Good luck man!
     
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    Good luck to you in Alaska. Beautiful country up there, no doubt you will enjoy it. And if possible, please help vote to get rid of the turncoat RINO Senator Murkowski next time she's up for re-election. She's mucking things up for all of us.

    Congrats on the move! Do keep in touch from time to time.
     
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    I’m not sure how you guys could live there anymore. It must take a damn stiff drink every night
     
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    I'm on the very edge man! If things come together, in the next year, year and a half, I may be giving the double bird as I leave Portland, Multnomah County, snowflakes, drug dealer, thumping/buzzing bass vehicle speakers, haughty pedestrians-bicyclists, Portland mayor, city commissioners, county commission new fees/taxes added every year and the whole slew of some of the dumbest and rudest people I've ever had the displeasure to see breed and multiply! Filth, Abandoned cars, derelict motor homes, rubbish surrounded tents by the side of the road......
     
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