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    Default And You Thought You Missed the Lower 48?

    What are some things that you thought that you missed from the Lower 48?

    Here are a few for me:
    1. Amusement Parks
    2. Fast Paced Life
    3. My Old Job
    4. History Museums
    5. Deer Hunting

    What are things that you thought that you missed, but would never give up Alaska to experience those things again?
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    1. Summer darkness

    2. Winter sun

    3. Lakes warm enough to swim in

    4. Water trapping where water does not have to be augered or chopped

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    1. Nothing.

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    The only thing I miss is Yosemity Natl Park. We have some big rocks up here, but the rock climbing season and access just aren't the same up here.

    I don't miss it enough to move back!

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    1. Crickets
    2. Thunderstorms
    3. Honeysuckle
    4. Darkness and warmth occurring simultaneously

    This list is vastly overshadowed by the list of things I do not miss, however.

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    I agree. I wouldn't exchange what we do and have now to ever go back to Colorado...
    ...but I do miss:

    1. Rocky Mountain National Park
    2. Noodles and Company
    3. Mass Transit System(s)
    4. Accessibility and sometimes Convenience (I still have to order my printer cartridges)
    5. I sometimes miss my family, too... but not often enough to move back for them... (tee hee)
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    Olive Garden

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    1. decent surf breaks
    2. warm water diving
    3. good restaurants
    4. easy profits
    5. family

    plus the stuff Ak Kid mentioned
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    I thought that I missed Boulder, Colorado too...
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    Default Hhmmm

    The cost of living

    cheep gas
    cheep reloading components
    cheep housing
    fly fishing in the FL keys
    summer nights
    year round grilling on the deck

    But Alaska is heaven and the lower 48 is not....I'll take the trade
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    I miss...

    Wait a minute. I'm not there yet.

    I'll get back to you in two weeks.

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    As a forewarning.... you'll never want to go back.
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    Desert sunsets, river tubing on the Fourth, sagebrush, Ponderosas, easy peak bagging, and being able to throw a rock in any direction and hit a hot springs.

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    Catfishing
    Deer hunting
    Elk hunting
    Striper fishing
    Longer summers

    But would never trade for the God's counrty that I now live in.

    Burbot for catfish
    Moose for deer/elk hunting
    Salmon for stripers
    Great friends and neighbors for the summers

    I love it here and really appreciate my friends and neighbors.
    I give thanks to the vetrans, as they have aided in my priviledge to hunt and fish the great State of AK. and alow me to sleep safely at night.

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    Alpine Sailing

    I miss the I-70 Tunnels

    Tumbleweeds
    4 true seasons with longer springs and falls
    Easter Egg Hunts outside
    I miss 4th of July ON 4th of July instead of seeing fireworks in the wintertime
    I miss concert series, outdoor concerts, and Red Rocks
    I miss major league baseball games

    Sometimes I miss skyscrapers...
    (This is a picture from my best friend's firm in Denver)

    ...but not enough to ever EVER move back to a city.
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    Default HA!

    NOT A **** THING! sorry for the language but that's just the seriousness of that question. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

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    Wow. That's pretty powerful.
    Not even Jack in the Box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK_Kid View Post
    1. Crickets
    2. Thunderstorms
    3. Honeysuckle
    4. Darkness and warmth occurring simultaneously

    This list is vastly overshadowed by the list of things I do not miss, however.
    +1 That pretty much sums it up for me.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

    http://wouldieatitagainfoodblog.blogspot.com/

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    family and friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by smpow View Post
    family and friends
    Do you have any family and friends in Alaska?
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