Alaska November 16, 2015
13 Things People Miss The Most About Alaska When They Leave
You know the phrase, you don’t really know what you’ve got until it’s gone? Well in this case, you don’t really know what you’ve got until you leave! Here are some of the things people miss most about Alaska when they move.
1) The Midnight Sun.
Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun. When you leave, it's hard not to long for those long summer days and long summer nights!
2) Crowds... what are crowds?
It's really not too busy up here in Alaska. Maybe that's what makes life in the last frontier so laid back. Either way, when you leave you will miss the lack of crowds, the small amounts of traffic, and the vague sense that you are very far away from it all.
3) Those snow covered roads.
This could be a hit or miss for a lot of people, you let me know... Driving in the snow is something some people miss about Alaska. One, it's fun because... hey you're driving in the snow! And two, it really makes you slow down and smell the roses. You know you're in Alaska when you're entire commute is dependent on the weather and road conditions. Not to mention, who doesn't miss seeing all the fancy, brand new cars in town ALL sporting a shiny new dent within the first week of winter?
4) Planes, pilots, the bush... oh my!
It's hard not to miss all the bush planes and float planes you see on a daily basis in Alaska. Not to mention all of those pilots... ladies. 🙂
5) The fresh air.
Alaska is huge and full of fresh air. When you move away and find yourself in some big city somewhere, you'll breathe in and wish you were back where everything seems bigger, cleaner, and fresher. Am I right?
6) The fresh seafood.
All that finger licking seafood is by far the best in Alaska.
7) All those festivals.
The festivals in Alaska are one-of-a-kind. From Fur Rondy to the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival... we celebrate our way of life up here and when you leave you really miss it.
8) The Alaska State Fair!
I'm pretty sure half of the state attends the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. How many other state fairs can claim that? I'd definitely miss it if I left.
9) That sweet, sweet money.
DUH of course you miss the PFD. Who doesn't love the extra cash!
Snakes, cockroaches, killer bees... these kinds of pests don't like the cold weather, so when you move make sure you keep an eye out for spiders and creepy crawlies... you're not in Alaska anymore!
11) The incredible night sky.
Trust me, when you leave you will miss the true starry night sky that Alaska has to offer. You'll miss chasing those Northern Lights and feeling like it's the first time seeing them every time.
12) Wildlife encounters.
You may not believe me now, but you will come to miss slowing down for moose as they use the same roads as you do.
But what you'll miss most of all is the people. Alaskans are the greatest group of people around. All of you are adventurous, proud, survivalists that just want to hang out and have a great time.
What else would you miss? Let us know in the comments.