Approaching Alaska Well Kinda

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Approaching Alaska.Well Kinda.  

 

Pondering Alaska Well KInda

 

 

Approaching Alaska. Well Kinda. 

 

No, this is not a prologue to an upcoming chapter of a travelogue to Alaska but mere ponderings as the amount of daylight hours increase. 

 

I have never been to Alaska yet I have heard/read from those who have visited or lived in our 49th state and give it rave reviews. 

 

I happen to be thinking of Alaska while on my morning walk which coincidentally has begun earlier most days in the past week.  Yes, sunup is approaching and appearing much earlier.  I wondered about it again last evening when it was still light after dinner knowing it would soon be light much longer. 

 

Wandering and wondering.  Pondering too.  I recalled the times when I was younger and that moment to be home "before dark".  Times change. Indeed. 

 

 

The image in this post is from www.canstockphoto.com.

 

 

 

 

Approaching Alaska.  Well Kinda. 

 

 

 

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Sharon Lee
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It is light here in Nevada before 6 am and doesn't get dark til 7:30 p.m. or so. I would think your sleep schedule would get messed up in Alaska when they have daylight almost all day and night.

May 06, 2019 03:29 PM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Kathy Streib - I remember living in the District of Columbia and the same "phenomena" occurring.

Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel - indeed!

May 06, 2019 03:30 PM #6
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Michael Jacobs
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Sharon Lee - I imagine a normal sleep schedule might be impacted fortunately I am rarely associated with anything close to "normal".

May 06, 2019 03:33 PM #7
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Will Hamm
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Hello Michael, Last time I was there, our plane landed at 10 pm and our friends pick us up and said lets go for a drink, with the day light hours next thing we knew it was 3 in the morning and still lite out.

 

May 06, 2019 04:06 PM #8
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, it is now 724 pm and the sun is still shining. I remember those days when I had to be home before dark. Free to run around all day without any worries on my bicycle. 

May 06, 2019 04:27 PM #9
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Michael Jacobs
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Will Hamm - maybe it was 3AM and maybe it wasn't.  What happens in Alaska, stays in Alaska.  Or something like that.  It was vacation, right?

Beth Atalay - I know.  It was especially noticeable to me last night.  I know it isn't that unusual but pondering can lead us(me) on an often circuitous path.  

May 06, 2019 05:31 PM #10
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Lauren Williams, CPO
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Michael Jacobs When I lived in Maryland, my loudest complaint wasn't with the hours of sunlight: it was directed at a bird, I never traced who, who thought it was a rooster and who always started singing at the scantest hint of sunrise, before the neighborhood roosters, throughout the entire Spring. Woke me up for weeks, for the span of several years. It was a lovely song, but when it was the only sound at approximately 4:45, it just really didn't matter.

May 06, 2019 06:27 PM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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Lauren Williams, CPO - what a great memory athough I imagine you might have wished for a snooze alarm feature. 

May 06, 2019 08:04 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Michael I need to pull in our friend Debra Leisek  to see what she thinks of your pondering>:)Endre

May 06, 2019 11:41 PM #13
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Thank you Endre Barath, Jr. 

I appreciate you including me and I love to ponder Michael Jacobs style!!

Sunrise was 5:50 Am and Sunset 10:30  Soon we will be having Midnight Sunsets and 20 +/- hours of light in Homer.

  You can really burn the candle on both ends if you dont pace yourself here. 

          Here is a midnight sun out my back yard.... You cant get tired of this!

                                midnight sun homer alaska                      

May 07, 2019 01:05 AM #14
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Michael.

I remember sleeping way beyond sunrise, now I am up long before it decides to show itself over the horizon

May 07, 2019 02:00 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs
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Endre Barath, Jr. - thank you for tagging Debra for her expert Alaska opinion.

Debra Leisek - that's an amazing photo.  Thank you for sharing it and your comment especially anout pacing:  a good point.

James Dray - I am sure you will find many who can relate.  

May 07, 2019 04:45 AM #16
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Michael, a morning walk bright and early sounds like a nice way to start the day. I find myself staying up much later when the sun doesn't set here until after 9pm. I might never sleep in Alaska, blackout shade sales might increase during that timeframe. 

May 07, 2019 05:34 AM #17
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Michael. Alaska is the most beautiful place I have ever been and I would describe myself as an outdoor wilderness guy. Since I live in the city, I walk the streets to do my pondering which is increasing lately. Enjoy your walks!

May 07, 2019 05:53 AM #18
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I visited my sister who lived in Alaska for many years.  The days are exceptionally long in Summer.  But, much shorter in winter.  I could handle the summers; but the winters, not so much!

May 07, 2019 04:39 PM #19
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm enjoying having the extra light!

I've never been to Alaska either, but my daughter has. She has some beautiful pics from her visit. 

May 08, 2019 08:37 AM #20
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Michael Jacobs - What a gorgeous photograph! I like your thoughts on the topic of Alaska too. This is a destination I'd like to visit sooner than later but I have no immediate plans. For now, it's an idyllic fantasy. 

May 08, 2019 05:34 PM #21
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Michael Jacobs
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Amanda S. Davidson - maybe blackout shades are the answer.  

Wayne Martin  - the rave reviews for Alaska keep on coming.  

Myrl Jeffcoat - the winter darkness might be the end of the "love affair" with the state.  

Sharon Tara - me too.  

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - fantasies are good, right?  As for the photo it's from canstockphoto.com

May 08, 2019 05:47 PM #22
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Michael, My husband and I love Alaska. Visited twice. On one visit it was daylight most of the time... great for sightseeing!

May 11, 2019 10:34 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - Twice!  How fortunate for you.  And I understand the sightseeing opportunities are indeed great.  

May 11, 2019 10:41 AM #24
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