We made a special trip to Alaska in the summer of 2006. Back in 1956 Jack was stationed at Wildwood Station and I flew from KY to marry him, there. After his tour of duty, we both went back to finish college, taught in Florida schools, retired and moved back to KY where we had grown up. Over the years we often talked about "going back" to Kenai, the little village where we lived the first 8 months of our marriage.
So, for our 50th anniversary, we went back. We flew to Anchorage and rented a car to drive down to Kenai. We made Daniel's Lake Lodge our headquarters as we looked around at the surrounding area to see what changes had been made. Oh My! There HAS been changes in those 50 years. We were able to find the first apartment we lived in - after finding a resident who had lived there since back in the 50s and knew where buildings HAD been located. We also found where the other apartment we lived in had been. The National Guard is now in that place.
We had a wonderful time. It was interesting to get used to daylight nights again. We didn't go to tour Alaska, we went to see the changes in the area we knew. Jack was able to catch some rainbows again and we made some new friends. Will we plan to go back again? Wouldn't be surprised!