Valdez is home to our son Matt, Fallon, Gabe and Logan. They have lived here a year and have three more to go. He is a career Coast Guard officer and the coast guard has a good footprint in in this area as it is the terminal for the Alaskan Pipeline to the oil tankers. They love it here and I can see why. The Prince William Sound and the surrounding snowcapped mountains makes Valdez the most gorgeous spot that we have seen in Alaska.