It's not that we want to move to Alaska, we just want to go there for summers, to work. I suppose it might sound odd to "retire" and then go somewhere to "work", but right now that is part of our plan.
We've been to Alaska twice, both times via cruise ships (my journal entries from first trip). For us, cruising to Alaska seemed to be a good sampler package approach. With the exceptions of Anchorage and Seward, the Alaskan cities we got visit were in Southeast Alaska: Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Sitka. Our hope is to get a seasonal job supporting the cruise ship tourist industry in one of these cities. We'll see. But in the mean time, it is fun to think about and it does help the time pass on a long walk!
Some of the pics (and reasons why we want to go back for an extended time):
|Tracy Arm Fjord & Sawyer Glacier|
|Tracy Arm Fjord|
|30 lb King Salmon off the coast of Sitka|
If you've never been to Alaska, I highly recommend it.