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Old 10-14-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Alaska 2001-2008
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Yup, never met nicer people. When I first moved up in 2001 I was so surprised at how friendly everyone was. Sure isn't like that here. If your not family or part of the "clan", might as well forget it.

I'm glad you like the pics. It's hard to believe those 10 days went by so quickly but then again so did the 7 years I was there...

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Oh AKRaven... I love that church too... I've seen so many different pictures on CD and also books I've purchased about Alaska... I'm so with you... I do want to live where my heart and soul seemed the happiest.. hard to believe that 25 days in my life could determine that but it's not just the amazing beauty but the people I met there while visiting. Nothing like the lower 48 thank goodness !!
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Manhattan Island
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Yup, never met nicer people. When I first moved up in 2001 I was so surprised at how friendly everyone was. Sure isn't like that here. If your not family or part of the "clan", might as well forget it.

I'm glad you like the pics. It's hard to believe those 10 days went by so quickly but then again so did the 7 years I was there...
Aren't you living in Wisconsin? Maybe it depends on the region, but the last time I was in Wisconsin, I couldn't have asked for nicer, more welcoming people. Then again, I was from outside the area, and I guess they supposed I was bringing my money to contribute to their economy (which I was), so I suppose they would be nice to anyone bringing them money, eh?

I don't know, just surprised to hear the whole "clannish" thing going on there. It's real clannish here, but this is Appalachia, hell we're known for that around here. Settled by Ulster Scots, you know. But the upper Midwest... especially Michigan, I just was always taken aback by how friendly and welcoming those folks are.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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But the upper Midwest... especially Michigan, I just was always taken aback by how friendly and welcoming those folks are.
Yeah, we're a friendly folk, eh
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Alaska 2001-2008
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Yes, I am living in NW WI and I never gave it much thought until I moved away and then moved back. I've found the people here not open to new people. Friendships are formed and continue with the same poeple that have lived here forever. From schools days to adulthood. Newcomers, at least as far as I can tell, are not welcomed. Many people in this area have hardly left the county all their lives and it's been a difficult time living back here. It's a very conservative area and hasn't changed much over time with the exception of places like fast food eateries. I, on the other hand, am an artist and quite outgoing but there is no art culture here to speak of and I just don't fit in anymore. No family, nothing. I've not spent much time in Michigan so I can't say anything about that area.

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Aren't you living in Wisconsin? Maybe it depends on the region, but the last time I was in Wisconsin, I couldn't have asked for nicer, more welcoming people. Then again, I was from outside the area, and I guess they supposed I was bringing my money to contribute to their economy (which I was), so I suppose they would be nice to anyone bringing them money, eh?

I don't know, just surprised to hear the whole "clannish" thing going on there. It's real clannish here, but this is Appalachia, hell we're known for that around here. Settled by Ulster Scots, you know. But the upper Midwest... especially Michigan, I just was always taken aback by how friendly and welcoming those folks are.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Ahh... Wisconsin... at a packers game... EVERYBODY is your buddy... LOL.. so much fun at the stadium.. like the announcers always say... "Really hard to describe".Sorry it is football season

Now I know my neighbors on my side of the block but I'm outside remodeling, raking, shoveling snow etc and I'm very outgoing.. I love to get to know who lives by me... I've got their back and they've got mine. When I talk with my other friends,they tell me that is rare that I know so many of my neighbors. So Ship... there are a lot of very nice people but they've forgot how to interact with each other... I don't know really what it is because I just greet them with interest and a smile.... but I know what AKraven means.... Who was it in the forum that said it takes a different kind of attitude to make it in Alaska?... That is what I loved most... enjoy Friday evening everyone
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:34 AM
 
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From a recent pit stop in Homer




Mt.Redoubt


Some from the Salty Dawg Saloon










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Old 10-15-2011, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Alaska 2001-2008
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Default Silly City Girls

Hey, I've got some from the Salty Dog too! I wanted to go back and spend some time there but those silly city girls I was with didn't want to. But one of the gals and I shut down AJ's one night. We had a great time singing karaoke!





Fritz Creek Post Office/General Store



And who'd a thunk there was a gourmet restaurant right across the street. Had FAB food too but the post office was my kind of place really. You could get great sandwiches there and coffee. I loved talking with the dude that was working the night we stopped in. Great place and everyone had great stories.
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Old 10-15-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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I love the Fritz Creek General Store-it is like stepping back in time in a good way. Our property is only about a mile from there. They also have fabulous baked goods which I do my best to not be tempted by. Just beyond them, around the corner is the Fritz Creek Nursery, a feast for the eyes and spirit. The nursery got a good portion of my building fund this summer.
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Mouse food..."Negaasget."

Rural Alaskan: Edible Plants "Negaasget"

My mother just got back from her home village with this.





http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/NPE/Cultural...RATNEQAIT.html
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Alaska 2001-2008
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Yes, I loved it too Faith. I saw the baked goods and it was tempting but I behaved myself.

Ahhh, wish I'd known about the nursery. Years ago my SIL took me to a great nursery out that way somewhere but I don't think it was the one you are talking about. I don't recall it being so far out.

I wish I'd have known we were so close to you!!!! But now I know for the next time, hopefully this December I'll be back up looking at real-estate and doing some snowshoeing. Ill be in touch with you.....


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I love the Fritz Creek General Store-it is like stepping back in time in a good way. Our property is only about a mile from there. They also have fabulous baked goods which I do my best to not be tempted by. Just beyond them, around the corner is the Fritz Creek Nursery, a feast for the eyes and spirit. The nursery got a good portion of my building fund this summer.

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