Entry 95: Out There
In an effort to continue the "30-Day Writing Challenge," I have chosen a new topic from the list: "A Place You Would Live, But Have Never Visited."
But to preface this, I'm not sure how well I would survive there, since I have an extremely low amount of body-fat (natural insulation), so I might have to pay premium for heating.
Ever since I was little, I have always thought it would be cool to live in Alaska (no pun intended). Nowadays, Hawaii would be more awesome, but Alaska has some other neat things about it.
Firstly, I think I chose Alaska because it was a "foreign" place that was still American. I wonder if there is a high population of Canadians, because I've heard great things about them. Also, as a military child, I think Alaska would be diverse, culturally.
Thinking on this subject as an adult, I would really love to seen the northern lights and the stars almost every night (except when the sun doesn't set for months). The thought seeing of the galaxies has always captured my interest, but I don't know if I would want to sit out in the freezing night. Maybe a skylight?
Visiting the coasts would be amazing, too, since you could go orca-watching. And since global warming is a thing, I would love to see glacier shelves falling, from a distance.
And due to the cold weather, I think that bugs are not as prevalent, which is great. Although I've heard some places in Alaska have mild summers, which would bring the pests out from hibernation.
Lastly, Alaska is wild. Much of the place is difficult to colonize as a civilization, so the entire state should be teaming with wildlife and amazing wonders of nature. A flower that grows in the harsh tundra is ever the more beautiful.