Not only are we having the best weather, but our hours of sunlight are letting us enjoy each day a lot longer now. The sun is rising around 5:30 in the morning, and doesn't set until around 11:00 at night. The kids love the longer days. (It makes it a lot harder to keep track of bedtimes on school nights when it's still bright and sunny at 9:30 pm.) It won't be long until the Summer Solstice on June 21. They don't call this The Land of the Midnight Sun for nothing! We still get a few hours of darkness here in Anchorage, but just north of Fairbanks, the sun never really sets at this time. There are lots of festivities to help you enjoy Summer Solstice here. These include the Midnight Sun Baseball Game, the Zoolstice (celebration at the Zoo), and the AWAIC Summer Solstice Festival ...just to name a few. We'll be "on the other side of the pond" at that time, but there's no reason you can't hop on a plane and come up to enjoy the fun. Fur pelts are optional.
Update April 2016
2 years ago