Limited Entertainment Options
It was cold in Fairbanks this weekend. Really cold. The kind of cold that people Outside probably can’t even comprehend. Yesterday started at 51 below Fahrenheit , and warmed all the way up -41 before nose diving again.
See? That’s us ‘chilling’ at #5 on the list of coldest inhabited places on the earth right now. And when the temps plummet, Fairbanks’ already limited entertainment options dwindle. No snow machining, no skiing, no skijouring, no long walks on the tundra. Really, once the temps drop to -50, there are only three things we like to do:
- Get undressed in front of the UAF sign
- Throw hot water into the air
- Cry out for sympathy on Facebook
The sign is miles from me (and ice-fog driving is no fun), so with my Facebook whining duties complete, I chose option 2: throw hot water into the air and watch it turn into a frozen cloud.