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  •  Alaska is just awesome, period. (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, eXtina

    I don't think anything can give you the experience of geological history quite like those mountain ranges and glaciers. Kitty Dukakis even commented about it when she was there in '88.

    I have also stood in places on fly-in fishing and hunting trips, overwhelmed by the beauty and possibility that no other human had ever stood there before me. It's BIG

    Want to experience what it was like when wild animals were all around you, every day? Watch eagles dive for salmon? Whales surface near your boat or ship?

    I consider it a travel experience unique to the concept. While there is a lot of wonderful tribal history and experience, the real impact is of prehistory.

    All within the US. No passport or foreign language needed. Health care is the usual mixed bag. There is very high capacity emergency care in Anchorage especially - everything but transplants.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:17:07 PM PST

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    •  Thank you for this (1+ / 0-)
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      Ginny in CO

      you are very fortunate to have done all that

      whenever I see pictures of AK it takes my breath away, the majesty is nearly frightening

      I do thank Palin for making me more aware of it and to go looking for it

      But this little island village  nestled between those giant mountains - Wow.

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 08:38:37 AM PST

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