Thursday, July 1, 2010

Alaska Info

Time Zones:
We are 4 hours behind Eastern Standard if it's noon in SC, it's 8:oo AM here.
We are 3 hours behind Central if it's noon in Oklahoma, it's 9:00 AM here.
The weather here has mostly stayed in the 50's. It's cloudy and chilly most of the time. It rains frequently off and on and the sun does not come out much. We've been told that some summers here are sunny and beautiful and others are colder and rainy. I think we have come during the cold and rainy one. We plan on making the most of the sun when it's out.
It is light most of the time here. The sun sets around midnight and rises around 4:00 AM. It is a little strange going to bed at 11:00 PM and the sun is still out.
Bears are a big deal around here and are to be taken very seriously. They are everywhere and you must be prepared for them. One black bear attacked an 8 year old girl on base last week! The girl survived and the bear was hunted down and killed. We carry bear spray on us when hiking in case a bear tries to attack us which happens on occasion.


Lisa said...

Rachael! So good to see some updates and that ya'll are in Alaska now and taking it all in! It looks beautiful! We sure miss you here in OK, but wish you the best as you settle into your new home there. Keep the updates coming!

Elizabeth Mullins said...

That sounds like an adventure!

Brooklyn said...

What exactly is bear spray?! We miss you guys!