We are 4 hours behind Eastern Standard time....so if it's noon in SC, it's 8:oo AM here.
We are 3 hours behind Central time...so 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.