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. 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.