has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Sandy is living in Fairbanks, AK and has a little something to say:
I have travelled the World while in the Army both for the job and for pleasure!! I ave lived and studied in Israel and taught school from Texas to the Alaskan Bush! I currently live in Fairbanks, Alaska and am hoping to move as soon as I sell my place and would like to either return to the North East or to Texas!
|Life Stage:||Mature Single|
|Enjoys:||I have horses and love showing and riding and love being with my animals! I am an avid gun collecter!|
|Email:||Contact Sandy via email|
Think Twice! Posted On: 5/17/2010 2:27:54 PM
I came to Alaska 15 years ago on an adventure and first lived in Juneau, which I LOVED and then moved to Eagle River, which I loved and now live in Fairbanks! I do not like it here and am just waiting for the right time to sell my home and leave! The quality of life is terrible in my opinion, unless of course making money is the only thing important to you! There is a lot of drinking and domestic violence everyday! There is a large drunk Native population that one can see staggering all over town every day of the week! There are really no neighborhoods where kids can play out in safely! Ther eis no sense of Community unless you fit in to one of the niches which are very tight! You have the snobs and liberals from the University, the 'locals' who really don't want Chechakos moving in, the Military which is tight knit and closed off, the rednecks who carry guns and shoot anything that gets in their way and the dope smokers who age from in their teens to old...and I mean old! It's almost like people are living in a cage up here or under a rock! If you want to shop you really need to drive 380 miles to Anchorage or use the internet! The winters are long, dark and cold and forget the outside activities...it's too darn cold to do much! and the summers are so infected with mosquitos in the summer and gnats in the Fall that you really can not go outside unless you spray a can of Deet on yourself, your loved ones and your pets! And it rains a lot and then if it IS sunny there are forest fires which make it unhealthy to go outside or do anything physical! And if you are a single female who is intelligent, attractive and have no 'excess baggage,' there are so few eligible single men here...trust me!!! They do not bathe, or shave or take are of their teeth! I think it's OK to move here if you are here to open a business and can get the heck out for a good portion of the year. Or if you want to be stationed here for a short amount of time, but I DO NOT suggest a permanent stay! Living here ages the body, the soul and the spirit! And not in a good way!!