Well, I’m home for the holidays. I’m here in Whitehorse for three weeks. I just wanted to start putting some pictures up so you could see what Whitehorse is like in December. When I got up this morning, the thermometer read -25C below 0. Brrrrr. But not enough to dissuade me from taking a walk. I bundled up: four layers on the bottom, five layers on the top, toque, neck warmer, and mitts. I walked the full circle of Fireweed Drive out here in Mary Lake (approx 5 kms or 3 miles). Not bad for a California girl–in the -25C too! I would like to mention that the sun didn’t come up until after 9h00 am. And, by 11h00 am when I was walking, the sun was only high enough to shine on the treetops and hillsides–not on the ground. Just something I noticed because people in California keep asking me how long the days are in winter. I didn’t notice when the sun set today. I was visiting a friend. I’ll have to pay more attention tomorrow.
My parents stocked the refrigerator and freezer for the holidays. Hopefully all of this food lasts the lot of us for more than two weeks. I’ll come back to California all fat and happy if it doesn’t. I’ll try to keep things in check though. I’m planning on walking or skiing everyday I’m here. Maybe, I’ll even get to snowboard at the local ski hill one day. That would be fun.
The newspaper says we should be able to see the Northern Lights. It’s clear enough outside tonight. I think I’ll go check before I go to bed.