Hey everyone! I am linking up today with Lena at her photography blog for her series 'Perspectives'. The prompt this time is around town. So here is a little bit about my town and then some pics!
We live in North Pole, Alaska. Yes, North Pole. And it's not THE North Pole, just North Pole. And I love it here. I cried when I found out we were getting stationed here. Like totally bawled my eyes out.
But after we got here, I fell in love. Yes, it gets freezing cold here. Well actually it get about 72 degrees below freezing for a couple months in the winter. That's -40 for those that don't want to do the math. Anything below -20 pretty much feels that same.
And yes, we get a lot of snow. But not as much as some places down in the lower 48 though. We get about 5 feet each year. For a while each year I swear it's too cold to snow.
And we have moose. They just kind of wonder around eating leaves off the trees. We see them all year round.
In North Pole, the motto is 'The Spirit of Christmas All Year Round'. It's true, you can look it up. :) Downtown the lamp posts are red and white striped, with roads named Santa Claus Lane and St. Nicholas Drive. Santa really does live here. And so do his reindeer. Although, I've never seen red nosed Rudolph before.
Ryan went to North Pole Elementary last year on Snowman Lane. This year he's at a different school though since we moved across town. And we attend St. Nicholas Catholic church.
We have one grocery store in NP and a few little stores. We do have a McDonald's, Wendys, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. :)
We are about 20 minutes to Fairbanks, which has all the stores we need, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Old Navy, Barnes and Noble, etc. Except for a Target. The closest Target is 5.5 hours away. I know, crazy right. We are going in a few weeks so I'm excited!
I'm going to leave you with a bunch of pictures from North Pole, Alaska. We are supposed to be getting snow tonight and all weekend so stay tuned for some pics of that. Not sure if it will stick yet but we'll see.