I was going to do a Month 2 post but somehow that didn’t happen, so let’s combine them since it’s been almost 3 months that I’ve been here now. If anyone says to me “There’s nothing to do in Fairbanks” ever again, I’m going to slap them upside their head. If you can’t find things to do here, you’re not looking hard enough. Yes its dark and really cold at the moment, but so what? I’ve been on great hikes, fantastic outings, movies, theater, live music, good food and best of all the people! It is definitely the Island of Misfit Toys, which is why I find it hugely appealing.
We’re very close to the shortest, darkest day of the year, December 21st–Winter Solstice, we’ll have 3 hours and 40 minutes of daylight, then its all uphill from there, definitely not in temperature, but in daylight for sure. We currently have around 4 hours a day of sunlight, well light at least.
Here’s a random collection of photos from the last two months in Fairbanks.
So aside from all the beautiful places here, the thing that makes Fairbanks so special is the people! I’ve met some wonderful Fairbanksans. Here are a few candid shots from the past month
There has been a serious lack of snow so far this season, that came to an abrupt end yesterday and a foot of snow has fallen on Fairbanks. I’ll end this post with a few photos I took about an hour ago outside of my apartment