So i’m changing bases from my current base in North Carolina to…Alaska. WTH? Yes ..A Kenyan in Alaska will be my new slogan. Yes, I’ll be moving to Alaska soon. Everybody keeps asking about the cold up there in the Last Frontier as they call it. I don’t know what to expect but I know it’s gonna be fun. Snow not withstanding. That’s what all my colleagues who’ve been based there tell me. Everyone I talk to tells me about the cold up there but apparently it’s much warmer than the northern states i.e. North Dakota, Minnesota e.t.c. The Air Force is sending this Kenyan to the last frontier originally bought from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million our 2 cents per acre back then.
I don’t know what to expect up there but what’s guaranteed is 24 hr sun during summer and nearly 24 hr darkness during winter. I’ll tell you about how true that is once I get up there.
I googled Kenyans in Alaska and instead found out there are Somalis in Alaska. Good enough. Somali food is delicious.
I’m awaiting my orders from the Air Force to get this show on the road. The trusted Audi unfortunately won’t be making the trip. We dry ran it the other day 5 hrs from base and it didn’t make the cut for wife and baby.. it’s too small. In its place we are getting a SAAB..Yes, a Saab. I didn’t know much about it either but it’s a kick ass car. A Swedish car manufacturer bought out by GM who then took it under. There aren’t many of those babies and I got one out of Massachusetts. 6 speed manual transmission 2.8 V6 Turbo.. who knew?? The Swedes don’t play.
I haven’t seen it yet but the reviews are amazing.
Anyway, that’s what’s happening. Hopefully I can get done with my Private Pilot License (PPL) before I PCS (Air Force lingo for Permanent Change of Station). If not that’s fine. My new base has an Aero Club. I can fly on base.
Wish me luck on this cold winter thing hanging over our new outdoor paradise 😁😁😁