About the blog: Alaska is a wonderful and fascinating place. Whether its backcountry hiking, coastline kayaking or dining on a downtown deck, there truly is something for everyone. This blog picks up where the annual Daily News Visitors' Guide leaves off. The guide is published in late April, but that's just when summer fun starts heating up. Throughout the year, we hope to give readers a look at Alaska through local eyes. The blog also serves as a calendar of what's going on, a place to look for some outstanding vacation deals and other cool stuff. We invite your comments and your questions. E-mail me at email@example.com.
About me: I live in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, and I served as the special sections editor at the Anchorage Daily News for nine years. My wife and I have been Alaska residents since 2000 and never plan to leave.
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Summer is here
Posted: June 17, 2008 - 10:32 pm
Flattop Mountain at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday night from our front deck.You could hear it all day at work ... people talking about the sunshine. One co-worker even said the temperature was "hot."
Summer doesn't offically arrive until the end of the week -- solstice is Friday. But that didn't stop today from being the first real day of summer.
Sunshine-starved Alaskans were enjoying every bit of summer fun all day. Maybe we'll get lucky and get another day or two like this. Hopefully, solstice -- the longest day of the year, daylight-wise -- will bless us with plenty of sunshine too.
Who knows? But at least we had today.