Today is summer solstice … the longest day of the year … everything that's great about living in Alaska.
The sun rose this morning at 4:19 a.m.; it sets tonight at 11:42. And it's hot! Well, hot for Alaska. I just had a co-worker walk in the door and complain that it's 71 degrees outside. That's pretty warm for 9 o’clock in the morning. Yesterday it hit 77 degrees in Anchorage, with parts of town certainly topping 80.
Sadly, all this sunshine and warm temperatures are causing some problems. There is a wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula. And there is a huge line at the new Dairy Queen in Anchorage. One is a real problem, the other is simply a problem if you must have Blizzard right now.
No matter where you call home, enjoy the solstice – I know I will.