Current season: Spring
Current conditions: Overcast, lightly snowing, 30* F. Not very spring-like.
According to the calendar, we’ve officially survived our first winter in Alaska. In recent weeks, we’ve had beautiful sunny days that last until after 9pm. Many days have reached above 40*F, and the bears will be waking up soon. Most of this is likely a tease, though. Last year, the final snow day was May 18th, which gives us over a month to go until spring really breaks through.
Regardless, the worst of winter is behind us, and I feel triumphant about making it through unscathed and unshaken. I didn’t do everything I wanted to over the winter, but I’m pretty sure I’ll get another chance. Here is our winter overview:
That sums up our first winter in Alaska! We were never bored; there was always plenty to do, both inside and outside. We made new friends, saw new places, tried new things, and still have a list of what we have yet to do for next winter. But when spring finally shows up, there will be no tears shed here. Winter was good, but this summer will be epic.