12 Incredible Alaska Tourist Quotes!
Ahh….the Alaska tourist quote. Being born and raised here means I’ve heard my fair share of these. Couple that with the fact that I worked for the National Park Service in the visitor center of Denali National Park in the summers, I’ve heard several that almost make you cock your head to the side like an inquisitive canine that is seeing something new for the first time. The presence of a spiral bound notebook of hand-written Alaska tourist quotes from the National Park staff can neither be confirmed nor denied 🙂
We recently put a post up on our Facebook page asking for the best from our fans who have heard these with their own ears. We do this from time to time, and it always rewards me with some good reading at the end of the day. Scrolling through these can make a person chuckle, sigh, furrow their brow, or wonder about how some of these folks might go about their daily lives!
These posts certainly aren’t made to poke fun and laugh AT people, but to laugh WITH people. I’ve come to the conclusion that the purveyors of the infamous Alaska tourist quotes are oftentimes in such awe of Alaska (and for good reason) that sometimes they might just say whatever comes to mind at the moment, without taking the time to think about what they’re saying. We have all been guilty of this in some form or fashion, so while these are funny, we could also have a bit of patience with the tourists who visit Alaska and want a taste of what we get to enjoy on a daily basis. ENJOY!
While deer on the roadways are certainly an issue, I’m not sure a 150 pound deer is as much of a hazard as a 1,000 pound bull moose!
Typically in Alaska, our rivers flow downhill. I can’t speak to other areas, but that’s how it works here….
No take-backs! We bought this land fair and square for 2 cents an acre! #bestdealever
While we do have bridges here, its a little known fact that Alaska is ACTUALLY connected to Canada….who knew?!
Shoveling it up and storing it in the ‘snow warehouses’ is definitely a burden on the community. There has to be a better way!
Only when we want to. We can be stingy with the ‘Aurora Switch’, and you have to be nice to us!
At the same elevation where bears turn into squirrels, sheep into goats, caribou into marmots, etc. I thought this was common knowledge? Yes, this has been asked multiple times….eesh!
Alaska DOES have more coastline than the rest of the US (by a WIDE margin), so maybe since we touch more saltwater this was asked? Fortunately for us, it still rains freshwater…and the plants are thankful for that.
Fresh snow might stay on the roads for longer than some people might like, but our guys don’t get THAT far behind!
Another little-known fact about Alaska….we grow big rocks…like really, really big rocks!
Believe it or not, the oil isn’t actually in a metal barrel…while its in the pipe 🙂
Moose…still herbivores in Alaska!
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