Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday, April 6th

When I woke up this morning, it was snowing to beat the band. It continued to snow pretty hard until about 11. The snow never really stuck to the road but covered up parking lots and grassy areas again.

We had to mail my packet back to the Department of Education. It had been returned because of my fingerprints. Try not to read anything into that- don't panic. We had used the wrong fingerprint card and I had to have them done again. On the way back home from the Post Office this afternoon, it began to snow again. This was not a snow we had ever experienced before. It looked like little pieces of styrofoam. They weren't flakes- just tiny snowballs!

We rode the bus out to the Dimond Center. Dinner was delightful. We ate at the Philippine Turo Turo/Mongolian Bar-b-que. This was a really neat experience. You began at the Mongolian bar-b-que counter. You got a bowl and picked your meat choice. Then you added any kind of vegetable and noodle into the bowl. Last thing added was your sauce. There were like 8 different sauces from lemon, garlic, teriyaki, wine, and others. Then you present this to the cook. He pours the bowl of goodies out on a huge stone disc. The stone disc was as big as kitchen table! It was super hot and began to steam and cook all the meat, veggies, and noodles. The chef stirs it with these 2 huge chopstick-looking sticks. They were as long as a yard stick. When ready, he slides it off the stone and into a fresh bowl for you. It was delicious!

After dinner, we walked in the blinding snow to the Wal-Mart. We were covered in snow after just a few minutes outside! This is a really nice store with wide aisles, very clean, and not crowded tonight because the snow had kept most folks home. It had snowed about another inch while we were in the store for only 45 minutes. It continued to snow pretty hard on the ride home. However, as soon as we got downtown it had tapered off quite a bit. I don't think most people were expecting this much snow as it had been 40-45 for the highs these last few weeks. Spring is surely around the corner somewhere!

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