Saturday, July 11, 2009

15 Reasons I like living in Alaska

1. Summers are the bomb
2. Beautiful sunsets, even if they are at 11:15 at night
3. No state sales tax
4. No state income tax:)
5. We don't have or need air conditioning.
6. We pay a flat fee for our water bill so we can use as much as possible. r.
7. The air smells so good in the morning. That foresty smell that is so clean and fresh.
8. Legitimate hikes just minutes from our house.
9. Oil rights, I think that's what they call it up here.
10. A friendly neighborhood.
11. Never any traffic
12. Don't have to pay for toll roads like we did in CO
13. Raw nature is our backyard consisting of wild animals, tall trees, dirt, mosquitos, you name it.
14. I'll get to try new outdoor activities like snow shoeing and x-country skiing.
15. The water from our tap is freezing glacier water. It epitomizes the slogan "quench your thirst."

9 comments:

Alice said...

Awesome. I can't wait for all the beautiful photos.

Alice said...

Also, that's something I miss about Switzerland...the ice cold glacier water from the tap.

Kai and Amy said...

Good list. You are really good at moving around it seems. I think that would stress me out but you always seem to be so positive.

I will be happy to share all my craft ideas with you. They mostly involve painting because that is what my kids are absorbed by. I'll get a list or something together.

trimarie said...

Lucky!! It sounds wonderful!

Coordination Queen said...

I don't think I'd mind living there.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like 15 reasons I should come for a visit!!! XOXO

The Shaws said...

You forgot one: 16. Coon skin hats
I'm jealous of the no need for air. It has been so hot here!

Jodi said...

Wow...Alaska sounds great!!! I am so glad you are enjoying it! You are very convincing!

Lindsay JJ said...

Yay! That is what I like to read! I love all of those things and then some. I am glad you are liking it up here. It looks like you guys are having lots of fun too! That is the only way to live in Alaska. Get out and PLAY!Thanks for telling me about your blog, I had to take a peek after the kiddos went to bed. We enjoyed having you guys over!