And getting up here I say it is the best road trip in America soaring through nature’s finest show. Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun. And then the extremes. In the winter time it’s the frozen road that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty, the cold though, doesn’t it split the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs? And then in the summertime such extreme summertime about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than just some months ago, than just some months from now, with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing and carving and reminding us that here, Mother Nature wins. It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild good life teeming along the road that is north to the future. That is what we get to see every day. Now what the rest of America gets to see along with us is in this last frontier there is hope and opportunity and there is country pride.
So I’m off to the last frontier myself tomorrow for a couple of weeks. And let me tell you, the above bit from Sarah Palin’s farewell speech has me psyched! Denali, midnight sun, Mother Nature, big wild good life, the road that is north to the future, and the last frontier — man, I’m hoping to see it all. Now if you are so inclined, you can see Former Governor Palin give her speech here, but better by far see Commander Kirk himself present it.
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