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Ask an Alaskan...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TAKoma907, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    TAKoma907

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    I just read a thread called "Ask a Canadien..." and "Ask a Girl" has been going pretty strong. I think this would be a great oppertunity to start a thread that myself and fellow Alaskans can use to answer all of your questions to help prevent newcomers, and vacationers from looking stupid when they arrive. And... Yes, we are apart of the United States.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    boom! right off the bat - general alaskan feelings toward sarah palin?
     
  3. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I'm going to be moving up to fairbanks in a couple years. What is their to do in the town?
     
  4. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    Sarah Palin sucks. Lot's of people liked her untill she ran for president, then everyone realized how much of a retard she was. Not alot of Palin love up here. And nope... you can't see Russia from her house. Not even with a telescope.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    yeah she said that on her show lol.
     
  6. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Fairbanks is one of my favorite places. It has a couple Millitary bases and a University, so there are quite a few young people in town. Lots of places to wheeling. Summers are amazing. Sunny and seventy almost everyday. Its the winters that are harsh. 40 below zero temps and pitch black darkness. You'll most def want a block heater on your Taco.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Haha haven't even seen her show. Shes not worth the time.
     
  8. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    you ever been to that chocolate factory in anchorage? i went to alaska when i was like 13 and i remember how bad ass that place was.
     
  9. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    alot of stuff to do for a 22 year old?
     
  10. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    What's the average temperature summer and winter up there?
     
  11. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    Do you remember what it was called?
     
  12. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    What's the best place to see bears in July/Aug within an hour or two of Anchorage? My wife and I flew up to Anchorage to get married last year without ever being there before. We had a great time, went down to Whittier, had a great dinner at Orso in downtown Anchorage but we regret not seeing bears. We thought about Denali but decided not to since it would have been hard to get there and back in a day and we paid for a condo for a week and didn't want to pay more for a hotel up in/by Denali.

    So...anywhere with a high probablity of bears in southern Alaska?
     
  13. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    Oh hell yeah, its a college town so there will be tons of people your age. Probably one of the best places to be in Alaska for that age group. especially if you love the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, camping, 4 wheeling, snowmachining, hunting, skiing, etc.
     
  14. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Where I live in Seward, it averages about 25 in the winter and 65 in the summer.
     
  15. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    I always see bears at Exit Glacier in Seward. (about 80 miles south of Whittier) Mostly Black bears. I have seen several brown bears there as well as moose. No garuantees though. BTW Orsos rocks. And I bet the Whittier wedding was beautiful. Did you manage to find a non rainy day there?
     
  16. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    All that is my life haha, Well when i get up there i'll have to hook up with you and take the Tacoma's for a trip:D
     
  17. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    For sure man! I live like 480 miles south of Fairbanks now, but I'm always down for a roadtrip!
     
  18. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    We'll meet half way:cool:

    Thanks for the help man,

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  19. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    Actually Whittier was for the glacier cruise, which was awesome. We knew literally nothing about where we were going to get married when we went up there, but we ended up finding bird point just south of Anchorage and got married at the little pavillion up on the rocks right on cook inlet. It was overcast but not too bad. The view made up for it. The day cruise out of Whittier was perfect weather - bright and sunny, about 65. We can't wait to go back.
     
  20. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    fuck yeah, seward! i've been there

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