My schoolwork is finally all submitted and the semester is officially over. Kate’s parents have been here for about a week and are heading home tonight. It’s been a busy week. We had a lot of good food and spent a lot of time driving around the interior looking for pretty vistas and wildlife. Unfortunately, we saw no moose. How, how can anyone be in Alaska for a week and not see a moose? Kate and I saw three, two after dropping her parents off, and one going to pick them up. Ridiculous.
We did see a wolf on the Salcha river that had a fresh kill. It was really cool. Sorry, no pictures. We also saw a lot of ice; first at Christmas on Ice in North Pole and then in the year-round ice museum at Chena Hot Springs.
Christmas shopping happened all over the city. Dave and I drove up to Murphy Dome, where it was 7 degrees F above zero (it hasn’t been above zero in Fairbanks in 18 days), but the wind was blowing very hard, so it wasn’t really noticeable.