Tuesday, December 05, 2006
twenty something days until we go home.
Alaska, here we come!!
I don't know what happened. It was probably the 24 degree weather this morning, but I am all of a sudden really looking forward to getting to Alaska.....
*In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.
*Alaska accounts for 25% of the oil produced in the United States.
*Prudhoe Bay, on the northern Alaskan coast, is North America's largest oil field.
*The state of Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times. Alaska is 1/5 the size of the entire United States.
*17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States are located in Alaska.
*Alaska's name is based on the Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula.
and what are you guys doing for the holidays?? Do tell....