Quoting Plus-size-mommy:Really? Wow, never knew that. Oh well, I still want to go on vacation there!
isn't there a high incidence of native american or eskimo alcoholism? idk
Welcome to America...there are ghetto spots in every sate...I have tons of family in Alaska and none of them say anything about any ghetto-ness... I can't wait to visit there.
I have lived in Kodiak, Sitka, Juneau and retired in Anchorage. I don't remember Kodiak have any "ghetto areas, or Sitka for that matter. Juneau and Anchorage both have lower income areas, but you also have to take in account that the weather does a number on the homes here. Juneau is a rain forest and a vast majority of homes are wood, so it doesn't take long for houses look older than they are. Juneau is the best place to learn never judge a home by the outside.
Anchorage has a couple of areas that I would not want to live in, but again long dark winters make things seem worst. Winter is hard on wood building and most of the homes are again wood. I love my house and the views out my windows. I love moose, bear, eagles, fox, and a million small animals in my yard, the ravens not so much.
What makes good television, does not always match real life.
LOL. I think the same thing when I watch that show. I knew all about the alcohol problems with the Native villages, but I was really surprised to learn about the horrible drug problems, like heroin. And that place is full of psychos. I don't even want to ever go and visit now-and I have an aunt who lives there, and a ton of DH's family lives in Alaska. He's always wanted to go visit. I don't know if I'll ever go now.
Quoting BluePandaDreams:I have never noticed that stuff on that show. I just know I would love to go on vacation there.
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