One Man's Alaska

Where to live?

May 23, 2007

It turns out that Anchorage is mostly an older city, with old apartments, and inconsistent neighborhoods (one "good" block, right next to a "scary" block). If you're in the wrong place there's also the international airport, which can be loud. In general it's a lot like a regular city, bit it seems a little dirty, maybe just beat up from the long winters.

Sometime during the day I became a man divided against himself, and the question that was gnawing at me was this: Have I spent almost 4% of this year driving 5,400 miles to live in an old apartment in a regular city?

The answer: No, not if I can find something else.

So, I'm going to spend this evening trying to find a house to rent either in Eagle River, which is a smaller town 12 miles northeast of Anchorage, or take a deeper plunge and look at Seward, which is a small town south from here that I've been to twice before (a lot closer to the size of Cicely, AK :).

If I can't find something "out there" then I'll come back here, but I'd rather not do that.

Hmph, I guess that decision is already made.

In other news I thought I'd include a picture of my car after the 5,400 mile trip. I actually washed it once when I was back in the lower 48, but you sure can't tell that now. There are a lot of dirt and gravel roads in Canada and Alaska.

My Toyota RAV4 after the 5,400 mile trek to Alaska

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