Alaska/Canada 101

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Okay we are having a blast with southern 101 how about you guys tell us about your neck of the woods?

    Steve in NC
  2. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I wear a tuque during the winter [​IMG]

  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast
    In my neck of the woods there is plenty of money for olympics, but no money to send disabled children to summer camp.
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    deleted for good behavior
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  5. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    DJ, Alaska
    Dont know if this is what your looking for but its true....

    We measure distance in hours instead of miles

    The trunk of your car, truck bed, porch and barn doubles as a deep freeze

    When you drive for a mile on square tires on a -65 morning before they eventually become normal

    You design your kiddos Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit

    You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard

    You frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck

    You know that the term "Break Up" has more to do with the weather than personal relationships

    You have ever taken a trip "outside" and tried to cash a traveler's check, drawn on an Alaskan bank, and the cashier asked you the current exchange rate in Alaska

    You have ever washed your car while there was still snow on the ground

    You travel for two days and thousands of miles to get outside but none of your family members will travel more than ten minutes to see you while there

    You have called an 800 number you found in a catalog and then were told "Alaska? Oh, we don't ship out of the United States."

    You have learned to never say to your kids, "Be home by dark."

    You get asked why Alaska is so cold and Hawaii is so hot... you know they are next to each other on the map

    When you're outside at -40 below , feeding critters in your shorts , well you know it's a hassle putting on all those cloths for just 10 minutes

    I had to plan our wedding between hunting, fishing and trapping season [​IMG]

    All are true and all I have done or had done to me.

    And the best by far was done to my hubby when was driving up to AK for the first time. He had a SC high school teacher tell him he can not drive here because it is an island.......
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009

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