Wella s some of you knw I have revently moved up to the wonderful little town of North Pole Alaska. So of you laugh and some of you say, "is the really a town called North Pole?" Well in answer to your question, yes there is. This is a very quiet and comfortable place to live and work. It is the kind of place where you stop to talk to someone you know in the grocery store. You see people help the little old lady cross the street. You know that if you break down on the side of the road that there will be someone there to help you out and get yourself back on the road. This is the type of place where you aill be passed on the road by a snow machine (snow mobile for those of you who dont know).
The days are getting shorter and shorter and the outside temperature is getting lower and lower every day. Today was actually warm a wonderful 4 degrees this morning and up to a whopping 25 degrees by late afternoon. Now mind you when I say warm, I mean in comparison to last week where it kind of stayed in the average of 15 to 30 degrees below zero. If you have never experienced this kind of cold, it is something to dealt with thats for sure. Its gets cold enough outside here that you can throw a cup or hot coffee into the air and watch it instantly trun into, I guess for lack of a better word, powder.
For those of you who are into the Bar scene, you would lvoe this place, the local abrs are open at either 10 or 11 am ready to get your favorite heavy handed drinks to you. There is a wonderful game in all the bars and some private establishments called Pull Tabs, you spend a dollar per card for your chance to win up to $500. I have only played a few times myself, but the few times I played I was fortunate enough to leave with more than I came in with. Now I have sat at the bar and watched so many people spend hundreds of dollars on minutes of entertainment with no reward.
There is what is called the Public Lands Use Act here in Alaska which mean that unless there are signs that say stay out or private property or no trespassing, yo uare more than welcome to ride your four wheeler or snow machine or even your truck anywhere you want to go. You are allowed to go just about anywhere you want and target shoot or skeet shoot, or whatever youw ant as long as you dont hurt no one.
Life up here is very slow and laid back and easy going. No one tries to get in your business or anything like that. You are for the most part kind of left to yourself. My neighborhood is quiet. Most of the dogs pretty much kind of run free with no regard and no one seems to care about this.
Well for now I am going tolet you all go and I will return another day to tell you more about life up here adn the normal day to day routines we all go through. I hope at least one person finds this interesting and enjoyable. Thanks for your time and hope to see you again.