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Chairokey
02-20-2013, 12:24 AM
I mentioned in another thread that I was making an absolute life change and moving from smack dab in the middle of Texas all the way north to Anchorage Alaska. I've lived here long enough to meet and establish a wonderful relationship with a beautiful woman who has now been my wife for 6 years, but it's time to go. We're tired of living in this place that is slowly turning into a desert and has little to offer one who wants to live a Jeep Life. We're both under 30 (barely) and have no kids as of yet, so this may be our last chance to do something that many people dream of. We're going to sell what we can, and give away the rest. We're going to load up the Jeep with as much clothes as we can fit, I'm gonna grab my guitar, my 2 dogs, and hit the road!! oh and i traded in my 2 doors for 4 : )

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jhires
02-20-2013, 12:28 AM
Glad to see you head into this full steam!

Sharkey
02-20-2013, 12:30 AM
I'm jealous and have been close to doing the same several times...but from Nevada to Montana.

Tackerdown
02-20-2013, 12:31 AM
Good luck , may your wheeling be grate and be sure you post pics of your travels. But Alaska damn that's a crazy change.

my_jk
02-20-2013, 12:33 AM
Nice upgrade :thumb: and have an amazing journey up to Alaska.

Linebacker
02-20-2013, 12:43 AM
Life is a journey and it's a long journey from Texas to Alaska. All the best.:thumb:

Oscar the Grouch
02-20-2013, 12:45 AM
Stationed in anchorage for 3 years. Awesome place

arashi
02-20-2013, 01:12 AM
Nice purchase! And good luck with your new life! Very exited for you. :)


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mackey
02-20-2013, 01:20 AM
Congrats. It will be a fun adventure. My family and I are in the process of moving from California to North Idaho. Once my house in CA is sold, I will be able to get another Jeep myself.

RamP
02-20-2013, 01:21 AM
Good luck with the move, that is awesome. If you find yourself doing a U.S. tour your welcome to stay with us in CT.

RockyJk
02-20-2013, 02:00 AM
Congrats looking foward to seeing some pics of the roadtrip half the fun is getting to your destination :thumbup:

JKAnimal
02-20-2013, 02:17 AM
Safe travels! Looking forward to pics of the journey!


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bdmckenna
02-20-2013, 02:31 AM
Congratulations!!! I would love to join you but work has other plans.

Trail JK
02-20-2013, 02:34 AM
I mentioned in another thread that I was making an absolute life change and moving from smack dab in the middle of Texas all the way north to Anchorage Alaska. I've lived here long enough to meet and establish a wonderful relationship with a beautiful woman who has now been my wife for 6 years, but it's time to go. We're tired of living in this place that is slowly turning into a desert and has little to offer one who wants to live a Jeep Life. We're both under 30 (barely) and have no kids as of yet, so this may be our last chance to do something that many people dream of. We're going to sell what we can, and give away the rest. We're going to load up the Jeep with as much clothes as we can fit, I'm gonna grab my guitar, my 2 dogs, and hit the road!! oh and i traded in my 2 doors for 4 : )

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Love it!! I've only heard great things about Alaska and I'll be vacationing there this year or next. Best of luck to you two! I'll be watching for your wheeling pics! ;)


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ssgp2
02-20-2013, 02:46 AM
Best wishes on your adventure!
Get a video camera and capture this experience, for us and your kids.

Chairokey
02-20-2013, 03:23 AM
Good luck with the move, that is awesome. If you find yourself doing a U.S. tour your welcome to stay with us in CT.

haha thanks. i sure wish you were on the way. this will be a good long trip and will need 3 or 4 places to stay. I imagine there will be lots of camping on the way :thumb:

MTG
02-20-2013, 03:46 AM
You might have lost your mind, but it looks like you're well on your way to finding yourselves. Good luck! Safe travels!

JandSJK
02-20-2013, 04:24 AM
If your travels take you through Oregon message me and I'll see what my Jeep family here can come up with for a place to stay

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Dixon4x4
02-20-2013, 04:46 AM
Good luck, my wife and I did the same thing 4 years ago. Lived in Michigan and decided to sell everything except what we could fit in the back and moved to Colorado. Best decision we ever made.

TrailBear
02-20-2013, 05:26 AM
Congrats on the move, I'm jealous I would love to have that much wilderness out my back door. If I was on the mainland I'd offer you a place for a night and a pint!


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Conman
02-20-2013, 05:30 AM
I have the opportunity to take my wife and my 2 kids and head up to Northern California and live at the base of the sierras. Been in Orange County my whole life and I need a change.

Good luck to you guys. Be safe and enjoy the journey.
Alaska is a sweet place. You will love it.

OverlanderJK
02-20-2013, 07:17 AM
I am kind of jealous of this! Good luck to you two and congrats on the new rig. I hope to "start over" soon too.

10frank9
02-20-2013, 08:16 AM
Congrats on making such a huge decision. Most of us, who are for lack of a better term, planted would love to do what you're doing. Takes a heavy set of boys, but I commend you. Nice looking JKU BTW.

StrizzyChris
02-20-2013, 08:49 AM
Congratulations on the change! It'll be the best experience of your life whether you stay there or not! Good luck!

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Chiromancer
02-20-2013, 09:18 AM
I finally move to central Texas (Austin)... Finally get a jeep... And find out two of the few Jeepers in central TX is moving to Alaska! Well, best of luck to you all the same... Before you go, wanna hit some trails?

Hock Edition
02-20-2013, 12:39 PM
glad to hear you have a chance to do this and nice 4dr jeep

catahoula
02-20-2013, 01:02 PM
Congrats and welcome to a Wayalife.

My wife and I did the same 5 years ago we started over. I was 39 and we sold our 3000 sq ft house with contents in Nebraska and moved to South Carolina in condo that has around 1345 sq ft on beautiful Lake Murray. I don't have a boat. Got friends that do. Found different jobs in different fields. We don't have two legged kids just our four legged hairy ones. Now we are in the process of building a cabin in North Carolina that's less than 1000 sq ft and will eventually move in there if all goes well. Have traveled even more since being down here and craving more. Everybody thought we were crazy now I have realized that they are the crazy ones for staying. I have found that having less is more. Do not regret it. Life is short and can throw curve balls. Good luck!:thumb:

Jeep du Boy
02-26-2013, 02:47 AM
Except for a little deployment to the Pentagon, my Sis has been livin in Anchorage since the early 90s. I visited once, loved it. Make sure you have some guns for Bear Spray!


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BR0KEN Y0KE
02-27-2013, 12:59 PM
If you love the outdoors you won't regret it, I've been here since 2002. I've driven the alcan 4 times and I still haven't seen everything. Take your time and enjoy the drive.....


You call him Dr. Jones lady!!!

Chairokey
02-27-2013, 07:49 PM
Just an update. We have our house taken care of. Last day of work is the 22nd of march. We'll tie up some loose ends and hit the road the last week of April.

Can't express how excited I am :)

rlew0083
02-28-2013, 02:04 AM
I am envious. WE keep trying to figure out how to do the same thing, just pack up and move.

paychex.308
02-28-2013, 02:06 AM
That sounds awesome. I am trying to figure out how to get myself to Idaho, but I would go to Alaska too!


andrew -

Chairokey
02-28-2013, 01:00 PM
I am envious. WE keep trying to figure out how to do the same thing, just pack up and move.

It's easy if you have no kids and your willing to risk it all :). We have a few months worth of bills saved up (jeep, insurance, and phones) and my sister is letting us have her place until we're on our feet. But without that, I don't think I could have done it..

Chairokey
03-04-2013, 03:07 PM
So through no convincing of my own, today my wife told me that we need to get new tires, chains, and a winch for those treacherous Alaskan roads lol :D

Green light :p

OverlanderJK
03-04-2013, 03:11 PM
So through no convincing of my own, today my wife told me that we need to get new tires, chains, and a winch for those treacherous Alaskan roads lol :D

Green light :p

I think that means lift and new bumpers too. Just saying.;)

Chairokey
03-04-2013, 03:53 PM
I think that means lift and new bumpers too. Just saying.;)

you might be onto something..

Tackerdown
03-04-2013, 10:29 PM
So through no convincing of my own, today my wife told me that we need to get new tires, chains, and a winch for those treacherous Alaskan roads lol :D

Green light :p

Man that's definitely a keeper .:thumbup:

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