Thanks for the post ShortBus,
I admire your spirit and great photos.
A lot of interesting storys here. I'm too old to make that drastic of a change I guess, I know, no guts no glory. To go there from Hell Jersey would be quite a culture shock. I'm thinking more along the lines of mid-coast Maine eventually. I'm sure I would like the space and surroundings of AK. I could get a mechanic or maintenance job I guess. Not interested in the corrections industry no sir not me.
My buddy went to a fishing guide school in Wyoming, now he's working in Alaska near Anchorage I think, as a fishing guide at a relatively remote lodge. I think he's 30, worked as an electrician in NJ area for a few years. He made the break, the escape, more power to him. Known his family since they were kids. His dad dropped dead from a heart attack in front of the whole family in NH when he was 11 I think. His brother was 9, his sister 3. That family has endured so much agony as a result of that tragedy. He is rebellious as hell, had a lot of brushes with the law. He got pulled over in NH last year, and called the cops on the cop! They led him away in handcuffs. Appeared before a judge, threw his SS card at the guy, said I don't recognoze this. The judge threatened him with jail, and he said fine I haven't had lunch yet! The judge said he was crazy and let him go
Hope he's doing good up there, he's never been much of a people person
His brother went to Maine a couple years ago and just bought a house on a rural acre.
I've worked for myself basicly for 20 years, lose my job twice a week sometimes if you want to look at it that way.
There's an old wisdom that says that when a population finds out they can vote themselves largess
, that's the beginning of the end of a republic. I'm glad I ended up being too proud to accept handouts, but it looks like half the country thinks they are entitled to a free life.