Talk Tuesday with Kristi Trimmer
This is the fourth installment of Talk Tuesday. Did you miss the other ones? Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 It amazes me that the Talk Tuesday posts are my most viewed posts! I collect the questions people ask me and answer them weekly (ok, sometimes I miss a week). Have a question for me about anything? Ask away in the comments below.
Did you get ran off the road by the Ice Road Truckers?
I haven’t, thankfully! Honestly, if it wasn’t for the show Ice Road Truckers I wouldn’t have heard of a lot of the cities up here and in Canada like Whitehorse, Yellow Knife, Prudhoe Bay, and that Fairbanks is so blistering cold in the winter. I learned about this area from that show honestly. Crazy to say that out loud! Here is a link to watch the first season of Ice Road Truckers for free that had me hooked!
What do you eat???
Most of you know I have a severe soy allergy and it is very hard to eat well while on the road. I had been eating like crap from Seattle to Seward and ate only beef jerky, apples, nut mix, and a lot of beer. When able, I would pick up a full chicken and a bag of spinach from Costco and would eat that for days. I ate at a couple places along the way, but a bowl of soup was $15 and regular entrees were over $25 so I couldn’t afford that every meal. When in a place where I have a fridge, I eat yogurt with peanut butter and a banana for breakfast. I snack throughout the day on apples, pears, and nuts. For dinner, especially in Alaska, I eat a ton of fish. I used to eat a lot of meat, but here I think I have had red meat once in the last few weeks. My weakness is Doritos and Taco Bell Bean Burritos. That is my treat for when I need salty or fast food. There is not a lot of fast food in Alaska, especially once you are out of Anchorage. Not surprisingly, there are very few overweight people here. I might be the most overweight person I’ve seen here yet!
What should I talk about on the Daft Labs Facebook page?
People like to see company culture. If you are going to talk about whiskey, then show a picture of the whiskey or of you guys drinking it. Even though you aren’t selling anything or don’t need clients, what do you want people to know about Daft Labs? Who are the guys behind it? Why would anyone want to like the page or engage with you? I would also give a tip or two a week on how to improve SEO or an affiliate secret. I liked the pics of you moving into your space – made me feel like I was right there with you experiencing the excitement. More of that!
If I had 14 days to visit Alaska where should I go?
Fly into Fairbanks and rent an RV. Drive down to Denali National Park and stay a couple days. Then head to Talkeetna for the day and onto Anchorage. Check out Beluga Point and Turnagain Arm. Take the RV south to Seward with a jaunt over to Hope. In Seward, go ice hiking on Exit Glacier, take a day cruise out into Resurrection Bay, and try paddle boarding or kayaking too. Then head over to Homer but stopping at the Kenai River in Soldonta first to fish for salmon. Once in Homer, take a charter boat out to fish for Halibut. I would then take a cruise down the Inside Passage to see Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. (Haven’t done this yet!)
If you could live anywhere on Alaska – where would you live?
Right now, I am in love with Seward, Alaska. The mountains and Resurrection Bay make me feel so very much alive. The only bad part of Seward is that the cell reception and internet is sllloooowwww. And that is hard to deal with when I work on the internet for a living. I also really liked Soldotna which is the largest town on the Kenai Peninsula. Right now, I am looking at finding a place to rent in Anchorage which puts me in the center of everything. Ideally, I would like a house on the ocean with the forest and mountains behind me. That has always been my lifelong dream of my perfect place to live.
How much do you love Seward?
I absolutely love Seward!! I could see owning a home in Seward and spending a lot of time there. Not only are the people and community amazing, but everything about this town is charming. The people are active and care about the environment. The fishing is stellar and the views are spectacular. There are so many things to do there that if you are bored, that is your own damn fault. I wish Seward had better cell reception though, that is that only thing that sucks. Oh, and the rental market is tough there – I can’t find a place to live for the summer. If I could, I would be there in a heartbeat. For now, I will visit as often as I can.
At Exit Glacier, in Seward, Alaska
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