You have no idea how beautiful of a thing that is. Even though I’m in New England, where as I’ve said before, Spring is mainly that muddy time when the snow has melted but we’re not really warm yet. After an East Coast winter that pretty much shattered all the records for being cold, snowy, and miserable, any spring will do.
So what was I up to this winter? Besides being snowed in repeatedly and fighting a losing battle against the ice dam that caused my roof to leak for two months straight?
Well, not as much as I would have liked to have been up to. See above, re: being snowed in, trying to keep my roof from collapsing, ect. But I did manage a few local trips, some good food, and one semi-epic Alaskan winter roadtrip. Here’s a quick list of highlights:
My hometown in Connecticut.
Providence RI, Boston Mass, Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Denali National Park, Alaska.
Anchorage to Fairbanks, March 8th. 359 miles.
- Bedbugs, from a hostel in Fairbanks. SO itchy.
- Also chilblains, which are apparently a thing that happens.
- Getting stuck in a snowbank in by a highway in Alaska, on previously mentioned roadtrip.
Important lessons learned:
Letting your socks get wet when it’s near freezing is dumb.
Letting the rental agency give you a car without snow tires when its March in Alaska is dumber.
New coldest temp: -18F, Fairbanks, March 9th.
This chocolate is toped with smoked salmon. Because Alaska, that’s why.
Boston, Fairbanks, Detroit, Seattle, Minneapolis, and Portland – just in time to get my #pdxcarpetselfie.
- Iditarod Ceremonial Start and Restart: Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.
- Fur Rondy: Anchorage, Alaska
- Hebron Maple Fest, Hebron, CT.
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