This morning I checked my email to see that Amanda had sent me a short list of things she found online called “You know your from Alaska when…”

  • You measure distance in hours. 
  • You’ve had cabin fever. 
  • You know several people who have hit a moose. 
  • Your school classes aren’t cancelled because of cold. 
  • Your relatives/friends think you live too far away for them to come visit you, but keep asking you to come see them more often. 
  • October is the month of your highest income.
  • When you answer the phone and it’s a wrong number, but you know the number of the person they were trying to call off the top of your head. 
  • Your idea of taking a load off is emptying the firewood out of the back of the truck.
  • You take off your shirt and your arms are as pale as your legs all the way to your wrists. 
  • Travel luggage consists of ice coolers (or fish boxes) wrapped with duct tape. 
  • You like your neighbors. 
  • You think it’s normal for a town to put all the businesses on one side of the road.
  • Your monthly veterinarian bill is more than your own medical bill. 
  • Instead of plugging in your freezer, you’ve just move it to the front porch! 
  • You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Alaska.

Today, I am thankful for Alaska.  For being able to call this beautiful place home.  I love to travel, and I love to see new places – but there is always something about this place that will hold a special place in my heart.


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