Weather and Thanksgiving

The weather is always a big topic of discussions, it is a major factor in everyone’s daily life. As Natalie told me yesterday, be careful Daddy you don’t have all the right gear on you might die out in the cold. This Fall has been a little trying. We received slightly more snow than normal before it got cold enough to freeze the lakes and rivers completely. The river here in Nenana was still open up till a week ago. There are big areas of overflow on the rivers and lakes, not fun when trying to operate the airplane or snowmachine!  For the past few weeks we have been setting new record lows and now there is a Chinook in the forecast and we might get above freezing this week.  Folks are always saying that “this weather is not normal” no matter the season or weather.  Well there is one thing I have learned, there is no “normal” to our weather.

Normally (I use the term loosely) we travel to the bush to spend Thanksgiving with friends.  It is one of several times during the year we all gather in one place and enjoy a couple of days of visiting, study and good food.  This year, weather and other’s travels postponed our gathering.  We were able to spend Thanksgiving with friends here in Nenana instead.  We hope that we can get together before Christmas and share some great fellowship and food.