New poster here in need of information on Delta Junction.
A job just opened there and I am seriously considdering it but have never been to the Delta area. This may be our chance to move up there! I have spent a summer in Nondalton a few years ago and my wife and I drove around the south central part of the state last summer for a week. I fell in love with the state on my first visit and my wife fell in love with it last summer. One of our favorite places was Healey and the other was Homer. I think if this job was in Homer my mind would be made up, but with never seing Delta Junction I'm not sure what to think.
We (me, wife, son 11, and daughter 6) are outdoors people and thats a lot of the appeal. We all hunt and fish and hike and explore as much as we can here in northern NM. We live in a rural area and drive 17 and 10 miles to work in towns with less than 300 people so the low population is what we like. The nearest Wally world is 1.5 hours away, but we generally drive 3hrs to a bigger town when we need many supplies or health care. I guess I'm saying i think we can handle most of the issues that come along with being "in the boonies".
The main thing we are worried about is the winter. We get cold (for us anyway),below 0, here but usually its only a few days a year and stay under freezing a couple weeks at a time during Jan and Feb. We also have had snow on the ground for months and sometimes it gets deep enough to touch the mirrors on the pickup. What worries me is that it might be below freezing for 3 months and dark most of that period. What do you do then? I guess the darkness and temps below 0 are the biggest concern.
Could someone please tell me about the area, community and winters? I have read through this forum where it is recommended to stay active and you dont dread the winters as much. This makes sense but man how do you stay active a -30? Mostly indoors activities maybe? Whats available?
All info and help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!