Sunday, March 18, 2007

Day Dreams. . .



Yesterday I read about an interesting opportunity in Anderson, Alaska, population well under 500. Nestled in the beautiful and expansive Nenana Valley, 70 miles from Fairbanks near Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley, Anderson is an absolutely breathtaking little village.

It seems the City Council, with the help of a group of high school students from Anderson, has come up with a land giveaway.
That is right.

If you show up early enough tomorrow, Monday, March 19 at City Hall, you will be eligible to receive a free lot of just over an acre in size.

The plan is to incentivize new housing development and population growth in Anderson. Cities and towns all across the nation could learn from this group of leaders about how to change the face of a community for the better.

Ever daydream about just "throwing in the towel" and "getting away from it all"?

I'd say that if you haven't, you are the exception!

So, just for today and after the week I've enjoyed here in Texas, I'm letting my imagination soar a bit.

Just for today, I'm imagining what it would be like to build a house (a log home as a matter of fact!) in Anderson, Alaska! Just for today, I'm wondering what it would be like to live in a place where the temperature ranges from 90 in the summer to 60 below in the winter?

When you daydream, what fills your thoughts?

1 comment:

Janet said...

Jetting off to Italy, staying in a villa in the Tuscan hills, wandering into town for a pastry and a latte, going back home mid-day for the routine siesta, eating a home-cooked authentic Italian meal, then going back into the city to people watch while drinking an amazingly smooth Italian cappucino and reading a good book. ahhhh... :)