More than 735,000 people live in the big and beautiful state of Alaska. Here are 10 signs that "The Last Frontier" is the place you call home...
1. You can correctly pronounce Valdez, Knik, Juneau, and Kotzebue.
2. You pretty pissed when people ask you if Alaska is an island or part of Mexico, Canada, or Russia.
3. At the Alaska State Fair, you know all about the spicy Reindeer Polish Sausage Dog and fresh Prince William Sound Oysters.
4. Driving over permafrost grooves and potholes is actually kind of comforting.
5. You refer to Lower-48ers as foreigners. You know what a Lower-48er is.
6. You’ve had at least one dangerous wild animal in your garage... Or a moose.
7. You start preparing for winter in July and you wear fleece, wool and down all year round.
8. The word “vacation” normally means means Hawaii or Mexico.
9. You know what authentic fresh wild Alaskan sockeye, silver, king salmon, and halibut tastes like.
10. You get overly excited whenever you hear that the Lights are out.
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In 2011, Beth Donaldson, mother of two and wife of a police SWAT officer, was busy with work and the day-to-day life of raising two children. But when she was diagnosed with MS at 40, she dedicated herself to making a difference. Now she and her husband Mike run Living MS and are launching a charity bike ride to benefit MS awareness and research.