Some Alaska Trivia: (from the menu at Sal's Diner)
24 hours daylight
24 hour nights
3 million lakes
Has 17 of the 20 hightest mountains in the US and 19 peaks over 14,000 ft.
Mt. McKinley, 20,230 ft, highest mountain on the North American Continent.
1/5 of the land mass of the entire continental U.S.
2 times the size of Texas
29 active volcanoes
More coastline than the lower 48: 33,000 miles
Has 128 times more area covered by glaciers than all the remaining states combined. 100,000 glaciers in all.
The 3 "M's" of Alaska -- Mountains, Moose and Mesquito's