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Building a Log Cabin in Alaska in Four Months


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When I was in the fourth grade in elementary school, one of the books that my teacher read to the class was "Little House on the Prairie" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The story of Laura and her families' life, along with camp outs and canoe outings on the Brazos River in Texas, and some camp outs in Colorado and Wyoming, increased my desire for experiencing the outdoors. Another book that I liked and probably influenced my moving to Alaska was "White Fang" by Jack London. My dad read it to me (editing out some words) along with a Bible story at bed time. Some of the reasons that we moved to Alaska were because I wanted us to be able to hike, and have access to the wilderness without a lot of fences and private property to worry about. I also wanted to build a log cabin in the semi-wilderness. It is always nice to have your home paid for and by building it myself I was able to realize that goal at an early age. My relationship with and absolute faith in my Savior Jesus Christ has been the foundation of my life and has up held me at all times and I am happy to express my thankfulness for the opportunity to live out my dream. My first trip to Alaska was in 1981. I wrote about that experience in the book titled: The WILD STILL CALLS TO ALASKA: Looking for Gold; Enjoying the Wild! It is the story about two men who travel to Alaska from Texas to go out into Alaska's wilderness prospecting for gold and looking for adventure. After arriving in Fairbanks, before departing on the bush plane, one of them changes his mind about going. The other continues on alone into the Alaskan wilderness in 1981. It would be going into new territories, with new experiences, and a lot of adventure traveling more than 1564 miles (2517 km) across Alaska. Starting from Fairbanks and going to Kotzebue, Buckland, Nome, Resurrection Creek by Hope, and Salcha. We moved to Alaska and I built the log cabin in 1992 when I was 30 years old. We left ten years later heading back to Texas. It was ten years filled with adventure. Another book I wrote, about the First Amendment, "No Laws Establishing Or Prohibiting Religion." Two song albums I recorded are: "All You Need Is God" and "Alive."

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