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Old 07-14-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Pretty much haven't really been home in 6 years. When I got out of the service I have been staying in Colorado and workin the oilfield. Well the economy has crash, me and the ex broke up, and I'm loading all my **** and going back to Wasilla! I am sooooo stoked. Just wanted to let you all know. I miss Ak sooo much. I was born and raised there and nothing even comes close to Alaska. Sounds corny, but it's a magical place to live.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:15 PM
 
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Pretty much haven't really been home in 6 years. When I got out of the service I have been staying in Colorado and workin the oilfield. Well the economy has crash, me and the ex broke up, and I'm loading all my **** and going back to Wasilla! I am sooooo stoked. Just wanted to let you all know. I miss Ak sooo much. I was born and raised there and nothing even comes close to Alaska. Sounds corny, but it's a magical place to live.



All right!!! Welcome back to Wasilla!! NO, it does not sound corny - not in the least! Sorry to hear about your job and your ex. Alaska is a good cure-all.

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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No way is that corny. It's really wonderful.

A lot of folks have no idea in their hearts where home is. You do.

After reading all these threads about Alaska I realize why people choose to live there. Get there asap. You can find some peace and have some fun.

Oddly enough, I feel the same way about Texas. No matter where I roam Texas is always home.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Pretty much haven't really been home in 6 years. When I got out of the service I have been staying in Colorado and workin the oilfield. Well the economy has crash, me and the ex broke up, and I'm loading all my **** and going back to Wasilla! I am sooooo stoked. Just wanted to let you all know. I miss Ak sooo much. I was born and raised there and nothing even comes close to Alaska. Sounds corny, but it's a magical place to live.
Welcome home. Just remember, 6 years is a long time and things change. It may not be the same Wasilla that you remember. After I got out of the service after 8 years and went home it felt like I had been in a time warp. Everything had changed, except me.

Alaska is one of those very rare places on the planet that can rejuvenate the spirit. I was not born or raised in Alaska, but I cannot think of any place else I would rather be.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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From my understanding of Wasilla its becoming more & more like an extension of Anchorage.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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From my understanding of Wasilla its becoming more & more like an extension of Anchorage.
Not totally, not yet anyway as I see it. Seems more and more people are moving up here to various parts of Alaska. When are you and your family planning on moving up and getting out of that dreaded heat?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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When are you and your family planning on moving up and getting out of that dreaded heat?
I'm not certain at this point. I'll be up for a couple weeks in September attending a course in Chugiak & putting some resumes out in Anchorage. If I'm lucky I'll be able to stay & have my wife come up later.
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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I'm not certain at this point. I'll be up for a couple weeks in September attending a course in Chugiak & putting some resumes out in Anchorage. If I'm lucky I'll be able to stay & have my wife come up later.
So then you're wanting to move into Anchorage I take it.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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So then you're wanting to move into Anchorage I take it.
If money was no concern I'd move to Palmer, but I'd rather be closer to whatever job I wind up getting.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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From my understanding of Wasilla its becoming more & more like an extension of Anchorage.
Palmer and Wasilla will merge before Anchorage gets out this far. If you drive down the Palmer/Wasilla Highway it is already getting difficult to determine where Palmer ends and where Wasilla begins, and visa versa. The same is also true with Wasilla and Houston. Businesses and residences line the Parks Highway from Wasilla to Houston. Anchorage pretty much stops at Peters Creek.

Now if they finally build that bridge across Knik Arm, that will change everything. Point MacKenzie and Settlers Bay would turn into Anchorage "bedroom" communities. But I'm not holding my breath.
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