We moved to Texas in 1988, had a nice home, and lived there 16 years. We sold the house and started living and traveling fulltime in our motorhome. We do maintain our domicile in Texas since we have been fulltime RVing. So, we are from Texas. We’ve been to Alaska seven times—four Alaskan cruises and taken our RV to Alaska on three different summer trips—in 2008, in 2012, and in 2015. Each time we spent the entire summer in Alaska.
When we were up there in 2008, the local Alaskan joke (that was told to me numerous times in their feeble attempt to pick on Texans) was that if we didn’t behave, they would cut Alaska in half and Texas would become the THIRD largest state!
When we were up there in 2012, the joke was that they would wait for the tide to go out, cut Alaska into thirds, and Texas would become the FOURTH largest state. Now that’s just cruel!!!
I’ve sort of blocked out the 2015 conversations!
When you go up there, your gonna be impressed (maybe not with their humor but definitely with their state). It’s truly BIG and overwhelmingly impressive. Alaska is about 62 times larger than Vermont and has about the same amount of paved highways. Alaska has more than 50% of the ENTIRE U.S. coastline, or 6,640 miles. You can talk about your “Land of 10,000 lakes” if you want, but Alaska has over 3,000,000 lakes (that’s three “million” to you dropouts)! Alaska is bigger than Texas, California, and Montana combined.
Obviously, I like it up there. You ought to go—even if you are from Texas.