This will be the first Christmas away from our home in Denali since the late 90’s. For many years we have hosted Christmas dinner at our house and today we are missing our friends.
Christmas time in Alaska means very short daylight hours, temperatures that range around 0 degrees and snow on the ground. A white christmas typically always holds true in Alaska.
Christmas in Alaska usually means having to finish your shopping weeks in advance since our closest city is 125 miles away in Fairbanks. There is no last minute Christmas eve shopping.
Since there are no stop lights and only a couple of stop signs near our home the only traffic congestion is typically moose or caribou standing in the road.
For the first time in a long time we will be with our family in southern California for the holidays. We are really looking forward to the festivities but……we will be experiencing a very different christmas environment altogether this year.
The forecast reads +70 degrees for Christmas day. There are more places to shop here than there are stars in the sky. Gasoline prices are the lowest in years so everyone is driving and going somewhere and I mean everybody!
Our future plans are to depart after New Years for “The Big Show” in Quartzite, visiting friends in southern Arizona and maybe a foray into New Mexico.
So from our house to yours may you all have a Great Christmas and very Happy New Year from Tim, Denise, Tuks and LuLu.
Keep you posted……