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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