Q. I think I know the answer to this question, but want your opinion. I have been to many different states, have enjoyed them all, but never have wanted to return to any as much as I do to Alaska! Seems like even if you live there for a short time, the urge to return in overwhelming. Why do you think this is? -Steve D.
A. Oh, I know what you mean, Steve. It was explained to me when we first came that if we liked it we might as well settle down and stay because if you leave there is a big invisible rubber band attached to you and sooner or later, the tension will build and you will spring back. Barring physical disability or bankruptcy, those who leave usually come back.
Now and then there is someone who just doesn’t like it. We had friends who wanted to move here back about 10 years ago. He loved it, but she hated it…..and when mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy! She bawled for 3 months and then they left. She was an exception though. So, Steve, since you loved it so much, I know we’ll see you up here again. Thanks for writing.