Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I havent blogged in a while cuz my fingers were frozen

Not really...but it has been cold. Winter up here isn't as horrible as everyone makes it out to be...sort of. The darkness is still kind of weird but everyday were getting more and more daylight. It is sort of hard to get out of bed in the morning when its dark. But otherwise you just wear an extra layer or two.

Anchorage is a pretty sweet place to live if you like winter sports. Theres miles of ski trails, and downhill skiing within 45 minutes -closer with a backcountry set up (still saving up for a pair) I've also been playing ice hockey alot. There's a lagoon near my apartment they keep plowed and hot mopped and theres fire barrells for outdoor skating. Sunday night I went down to skate around and hopefully see some aurora, but no such luck. It was 13 degrees out, and oddly enough that felt warm! Later that night I was determined to see some aurora so I drove north out of Anchorage around 1130. The sky was clear but no aurora. I drove up some mountain road I found. I think it's really cool to see the snowcapped mountain silhouettes against the night sky.

Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get out and do some more skiing.