As a follow-up to my Anchorage post, I went and had my interview and wandered around town. The weather was great (better than home!) and it's a great city... however, the job wasn't quite what I was looking for in something that would have caused me to displace my family so far (and the pay wasn't as good). I'm sure my mom was the most relieved of anyone to hear that I had declined the job.
Of course now I'm gone from home almost 12 hours a day, 5 days per week, but it's only temporary until the work load dies down and I learn the in's and out's of the new place.