I had lived in quite a few cities before I moved here. I wanted to move somewhere where life wasn't about keeping up with the Jones's and to get away from the rat race all together.
I assume you're single? I have to think it's hard to find a wife up there?
Do you ride your dog sled to town?
There, are there any more Alaskan stereotypes?
The Nome Kennel Club does sponsor a number of sled dog races in this area. In addition, the Iditarod sled dog race finishes in Nome and the All Alaska Sweepstakes (first place pays $100,000) starts and finishes in Nome.
Dog sledding is an expensive sport. Serious participants will board 200 plus dogs and have full time dog trainers.
I've stumbled upon some Alaska web cams, from looking at the various cams, Alaska truly is a beautiful state.
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Grisley Adams is a wimp compared to you. You know you do have an options to move?Quote:
I live on the west coast of Alaska; Nome. My house is 12 miles from town. We are not connected to municpal power so I rely on a diesel generator for electricty. In addition, there is no telephone service (land lines or cell phones) where my house is located. I have yet to turn my furnance on this winter. I stoke up the wood stove in the morning and again in the evening to heat my house. There aren't any trees in this region (tundra) so I cut up pallets and burn them in the wood stove.
Supposed to be back there permanently by now but it hasn't worked out yet, so I'm stuck in the freezing cold city surrounded by concrete and cars.