It really is true that you can take the boy out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the boy. I was born and raised in the small town of Homer, Alaska. If you never have been there, you are missing one of the most beautiful places God put on this earth for our enjoyment.
Life has taken me out of Alaska (Interlochen, MI, Seattle, WA, Milwaukee, WI, San Francisco, CA, Palm Springs, CA, and currently Portland, OR) to work as a professional ballet dancer and a private chef, but I continue to return to Alaska every summer to energize that Alaskan in me.
I enjoy the finer things in life - opera, ballet, symphony, the occasional black tie event, cooking and/or eating a gourmet dinner. On the other side of me is that Alaskan I mentioned. That one definitely is not afraid of activities that might get me dirty.
The perfect summer weekend would be spent outside - yes, that means sleeping in a tent and catching fish - lots of fish.
In my closet you will find a tux right beside some overalls - Kind of Versace & Carhartt all in one.