We are in the midst of a long weekend of spring festival in Barrow, Alaska, despite temperatures around five below zero and a brisk wind chill of 25 below.
Activities take place mostly on the ice and snow covered lagoon in the middle of town. They include a golf match tomorrow, played with orange balls on a course of holes augured into the ice. And the clubhouse is a nice warm SUV that parks by the first hole.
Also a "home run derby" where folks of all ages his softballs and plastic balls off a tee out onto the ice.
And competition for individuals and teams in setting up a campsite on the ice, or throwing a harpoon. And a big parade thru town.
My wife Chris and I and Greenland Husky Nuna did a guided tour of our 1-mile outdoor scale model of the solar system.
Lots of fun. And so good to get everyone outside after a long winter.
What are some of you in colder areas doing in terms of such activities?
Slightly frost-bitten Earl