Foggy...and dare I say warm?

Dec 9, 2013

I am sure many people are feeling like their weather has been all over the place! Well here in Anchorage we are feeling it too. A couple weeks ago it was -12 for more days in a row then any one human being would like. Then we got some snow...and now we have been in the 30's!!!!! As much as that sounds like a good time...its not! Snow + warm temps + freezing temps at night = ICE EVERYWHERE! So we have had school cancellations, ice warnings, road closures, just frozen hell.

But over the weekend we had an amazing amount of fog! I live for foggy days. Sure they aren't safe to drive in, but lets not get into anything technical...

I told the husband I wanted him to drive me around to places he has hiked so I could take some pictures. He said he had the perfect spot, a place called Arctic Valley. I had never heard of it so I said load up the troops lets do it!
It is amazing to me the way your body can climatize so quickly. This time last year it was about 20 degrees in Anchorage and I would go out wearing no less than four layers, thick wool socks, and snow boots. Even then I swore I was going to freeze. But on days like this one, it was 32 out and I threw on a sweatshirt and jeans and was comfortable walking around to take some pictures. 

The kids of course were still bundled, but Ace did mention how "warm" it was out :)
 The roads were pretty bad, so I was happy that the husband was driving or I probably would have backed out of this little mission. Driving super slow made time for us to fit in a few more christmas songs to be sung loud and not so in tune.
After Arctic Valley we decided to check out the lake near our house to see the fog over there (as you can see my obsession with fog is out of control). And my instincts were spot on...

 FOG! There really is a big beautiful lake somewhere hidden under that blanket of foggy goodness. This day just made me totally happy. I never claim to be on the sane side of life, and I am so incredibly thankful to have three children with limited opinions that I can drag around with me. Oh and a husband who kept his "and why are we driving around trying to find fog?" comments to a minimum. Love you guys!


  1. Beautiful place. I would absolutely love to come visit Alaska once. I don't think I could live there but it is truly beautiful. SO glad you are staying "warm."

    xoxo | Lanaya

  2. Wow this place is absolutely gorgeous! Alaska is definitely on my list of places to visit or get stationed. :)

  3. Gosh, and I thought our one inch was newsworthy. This is nuts! But so beautiful. We're wondering/hoping/dreading the day we get stationed in Alaska. I've heard so many mixed things, and there's also the fact that I'm a huge wuss in the cold. Kudos to your tough babies!

  4. Wow!!! Very pretty!!!! I've become more acclimatized to Boston's winters, but it doesn't mean I enjoy it!!!!!

  5. Wow that's so beautiful! I can't imagine being in such cold weather, I'm cold in AZ and its in the 40's. Spending Christmas in Montana this year is going to be rough for me!

  6. We've been experiencing those sub zero temps in MN too! This is AT LEAST day 5 of -10 or colder! Brr!

  7. So pretty! Thanks for being such a trooper! LOL
    I can't believe you were able to head out with just a sweatshirt!



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