Sunday, August 15, 2010

Land of the Midnight Sun

We just got back to Palmer after a quick trip to Fairbanks. That is roughly San Diego to San Francisco and back again.
Fairbanks isn't quite to the Arctic Circle but I am pretty sure Sarah Palin can see it from there. What that meant for us is long summer nights; I fell asleep after 11 and it was still full light.
What didn't look so fun is that everywhere you go: university parking lot, hotel and restaurant, even the Super WalMart, there are electrical outlets at each parking space. These are for your engine block warmer. Just get out of your vehicle, grab your cord, plug in. Everywhere. Everytime. Because if you don't, your engine will freeze. Solid. Sounds like fun, eh?
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Vacation Readiness

It seems as if we have been getting ready for this trip forever! I have thought about going to Alaska for years but wasn't properly inspired until Becky, April, and Amber were here last summer for the rabbit show. (see archives for bunnies!)
The rabbit show was at the Del Mar Fairgrounds which led to mention of fairs which led to April regaling us with stories of the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, AK.
Darn if that didn't make me homesick for the Bonner County Fair, small town summers, and great friends like Becky and her family!
So now we're almost ready for take off. We have our warm clothes out, jackets ready (for our wimpy San Diego blood) and reservations in hand.
We will keep you posted - please comment so we'll know we're still connected to home!
Tuesday is take off- stay tuned!

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