Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Climate Change?

Today was a good day not to be in Fairbanks. This was nowhere near the high temperature for the day which I think was somewhere around +46°F. There were a lot of comments about the coming apocalypse when talking about today's Alaska temperatures. Warmer in Alaska than many areas in the lower-48. Here in Illinois, it was below freezing, but there was never an expectation for warm weather.

It was snowing this morning and the temperature dropped all afternoon. But the traffic didn't seem anywhere near as bad as it was in Los Angeles. Maybe most people around here had figured out that cars slide on ice. The main problem for me is losing my way. Everywhere looks the same to me. Lots of shopping centers that all look alike.

We spent the day shopping for Christmas presents with our grandson plus I picked up some groceries to make dinner. After all of the eating out for the last couple of weeks, it was nice to spend some time in the kitchen again. Nothing new or exciting.

 

11 comments:

SonjaM said...

Looks like Alaska is on its way to become the new Florida. Soon there will be palm trees growing and beaches will be full of silver haired crowds.

redlegsrides said...

All in all, I think you'll be glad to be back home....your descriptions of LA remind me to avoid such places. Denver is bad enough and I only go there to get to the mountains.

Happy New Year to you, Bridget and yours!

Martha said...

Denver has been the Front Range of SOCAL for a long time. There's no there there anymore.

Have to agree about getting lost in Chicagoland. You won't be there long enough to establish landmarks to help. The push, push, push at holiday time just makes it worse- like being in the proverbial snow globe all shook up!

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

Thanks, Happy New Year to you, too! It will be nice to get back home, but I am really enjoying visiting with my grandson. It was also very nice to have Richard's cooking.

RichardM said...

"The best place really is Alaska,” he added. “Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century."

From a NYT article.

RichardM said...

Traveling and seeing new places is still interesting. But you're right, it'll be nice to get home again. Even for only a day before heading to Barrow.

RichardM said...

It doesn't seem as bad as L.A. as far as traffic volume goes. But the "crazy driver" percentage is probably about the same.

SonjaM said...

Seriously? Great minds seem to think alike ;-)

RichardM said...

It's actually a pretty good article with some great links to other journal articles. Not really "dumbed down" but written for a general audience.

VStar Lady said...

Richard, the best part of travelling is usually getting home - even if the weather has gone crazy.

RichardM said...

When I get home from this trip, it'll only be for a day as I'm scheduled to head to Barrow next Tuesday.