Moving back to Montana
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8803) 3 months ago
Twelve years ago this coming December Susan & I moved to King Salmon, AK. We have enjoyed our time here – in many ways it’s been the opportunity of a lifetime. And it’s been a good place to call home.

But we are at a point in life where we feel the need to be closer to family and friends. Last winter we bought a house in Terry – and Terry will also be a good place to call home.

Moving is always a chore, but we are making progress. We’ll airfreight this pallet, twelve 18 gallon totes of household items, into Anchorage today. One more pallet like this and we’ll have the bulk of our stuff shipped out.

We’ll load the pallets onto a pickup we bought last winter in the City. On Monday, July 30 we’ll board the ferry, Kennicott, at Whittier. Sometime around Saturday, August 4, we’ll disembark at Bellingham, WA. Then it’s a thousand miles or so and we’ll be at our new home. Then we’ll start settling into our new home. And we’ll be back in Montana – the East of Billings part of the State, which as we all know is the best part of Montana ; -)

Once we get settled in, we hope to have a chance to get around and visit with old friends and new.

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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+674) 3 months ago
Safe journey, Hal, and may the move go smoothly! It will be good to have you back in Montana--although, in many ways, suspect you never really left!
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Posted by 9-0films (+450) 3 months ago
I grew up in Terry. It is a fantastic town and the people are amazing. I go back quite a bit to see my family. So we'll have to grab a beer together sometime!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9336) 3 months ago
Welcome home! We'll miss the wonderful Alaska photos but I know what you mean about wanting to be closer to family.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11989) 3 months ago
Sorry, Hal....

Live in Alaska + no family >>> Live in Terry + family

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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2106) 3 months ago
Hal....

Welcome back to where in the summer it gets so hot your face hurts when you step outside and in the winter it gets so cold your face hurts when you step outside.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8803) 3 months ago
Bob, you can’t find that quality of life just any old place.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2951) 2 months ago
Hal, Montana will be richer for your return. After seventeen years in Los Anchorage my son, Sean is now in Oregon.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8803) 2 months ago
Well, we survived the move. It’s good to be back in Montana, though we’ve no regrets over the years we spent in Alaska. Now it’s just a matter of getting everything uncrated and settling in.

I’m kind of glad it cooled down a bit – 100, plus, temps were a bit of a shock : -)

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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9336) 2 months ago
Welcome back. Just in time for smoke season.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+8803) 2 months ago
Yeah, the smoke & haze kicked in when we crossed the Cascades and didn't let up. It's pretty thick here this morning.
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