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Old 07-08-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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My favorite thing about Alaska? Copper River reds and kings.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Illinois, a ridiculous joke of a state
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I haven't actually been, but while in the service, I met several people from various places in Alaska. It was always an immediate bonding because of their self reliant and relaxed point of view. Not relaxed like California relaxed... like nothing matters but what I want... I actually hate that. It was a nice respectful confident relaxed. The type of calm that a person has when they know that no matter what life throws at them, they'll be alright. The type of relaxed that happens when people are use to doing everything themselves and aren't use to having people do things for them.

I get the same vibe in Texas; where I'm from originally, so I know it well and most people I've met from Montana. That sort of humble confidence and self-reliant nature makes it was easy to connect with the Alaskans I met... and I'm sure that up in Alaska, not everyone is that self-reliant, but the people I've been lucky enough to meet have been. I'd like to go up and visit soon; but I have a few things I have to take care of where I'm at first because if I know me, I may not come back once there.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I haven't actually been, but while in the service, I met several people from various places in Alaska. It was always an immediate bonding because of their self reliant and relaxed point of view. Not relaxed like California relaxed... like nothing matters but what I want... I actually hate that. It was a nice respectful confident relaxed. The type of calm that a person has when they know that no matter what life throws at them, they'll be alright. The type of relaxed that happens when people are use to doing everything themselves and aren't use to having people do things for them.

I get the same vibe in Texas; where I'm from originally, so I know it well and most people I've met from Montana. That sort of humble confidence and self-reliant nature makes it was easy to connect with the Alaskans I met... and I'm sure that up in Alaska, not everyone is that self-reliant, but the people I've been lucky enough to meet have been. I'd like to go up and visit soon; but I have a few things I have to take care of where I'm at first because if I know me, I may not come back once there.
Yes, it's true what you have said. I have met a lot of "Canucs" along the Alaska Highway that had the same sort of attitude. I remember several years ago when my younger daughter and her best friend (another girl), were driving through Canada. They had a car accident, and this Canadian family took them to their house, fed them, and let them stay for a few days. The family contacted the insurance company (the car was totaled), and then took the girls to the airport, all as a favor to the girls.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Yes, it's true what you have said. I have met a lot of "Canucs" along the Alaska Highway that had the same sort of attitude. I remember several years ago when my younger daughter and her best friend (another girl), were driving through Canada. They had a car accident, and this Canadian family took them to their house, fed them, and let them stay for a few days. The family contacted the insurance company (the car was totaled), and then took the girls to the airport, all as a favor to the girls.
What any family-type person should do, they were lucky to have those 'angels' looking over them...
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