Short story to start it off.....
**I am in the Air Force and during my tech school one of the guys always talked about his "adventures" in Wasilla; had rugs and trophies throughout his house and being an outdoorsman type person I knew that Alaska was the place I had to go to so I put Alaska #1 on my "Dream Sheet"...fast forward 9 years and BAM orders to Elmendorf AFB.....yesssssss!!!! The AF took the long route to get me there (1 year in Tech School in Texas, 4 years in England, then 4 years in Florida) but FINALLY they got their cards straight and now we are Alaska bound!! LOL**
So in May I will be packing up the family (wife and 2 kids) and watch Panama City, FL fade away in my rear view en route to ALASKA!!! I have been glued to this forum for the last week trying to read anything and everything I can get my mouse to click on!! Wife is a little worried about coming up as she really isnt into cold weather but is being a good sport and trying to look into the positive side as well as knowing that this isnt a permanent move (unless we fall head over heels in love and I find a way to stay there 11 years and retire!!! LOL) Just got done ordering The Milestone (thanks to this forum making the recommendation)
Seems like the general consensus is to take your time and soak in the scenery on the drive.....I will be getting a couple weeks to drive up as well as I am taking an additional week off en route to allow me to slow down even more (plus gotta visit a couple family members)....I honestly see myself blazing through the lower US to allow more time in Canada and Alaska "enjoying" the scenery!!
They always say there is a perfect match made for you (usually meant towards wife/husband) BUT since I already got the wife I think this statement suites more towads a state for me!!!! LOL
Nice People...Check (based on this forum and what i have heard from others)
I know there are MANY questions I have running through my head but thought I should at least introduce me and my family before going too crazy!!
Based on what I have seen through these forums (as far as people helping out) I think that this should be a pretty smooth transition.
Thanks in advance, from me and my family, for all the help/support.