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.