wendylouu Asked:Question: You see for the desert so the snow and cold are new to me. Not to mention the days it's night all the time vice versa. What is there to do there? Where is the best place to live. Do they have yearly events? Is everyone outdoorsy? How far is canada? Is there a place that all Alaskans have to go to like a place to eat? Is there moose always roaming around? Is there like a huge Christmas thing at the North Pole? As you can tell I'm a city girl haha Answer:
Apologies for the lag in response. Homework was a drag this weekend. So, the climate up here will be a little different than the desert, but it is still fairly dry. That’s a big move from down south. What brings you to the North?
Fairbanks feels like a small town, but there are lots of creature comforts you’ll find here.
Where to live: Things are a bit pricey up here. If you can, try looking for a place in the hills around town, It is usually (at least) 10 degrees warmer if you’re in an elevated location. Try and find a place with a good well too if you’re thinking of buying. Lots of people haul their water because the water table is pretty deep (in the hills) and in some places the water has arsenic in it. You might be tempted to look for a place in North Pole, but don’t do it - trust me. The water is super-hard there and it is a low, flat area it is very cold in the winter (at least 10 degrees colder than town).
If you like the outdoors (lots of outdoorsy people here), there’s lots to do here year-round. Lots of trails, camping, 4-wheeling and biking in the summer. Then there’s mushing, skijoring, sledding in the winter. In town there’s always something going on, but the nightlife can seem thin, especially in the winter.
The museum has events and so does the university. There are First Fridays each month around town too if art is your thing.
There are a number of yearly events, especially in the summers, which are amazing because there is so much sun. Can’t say enough about how fabulous the summer is.
Canada is pretty far from Fairbanks. It’s too far to be a day trip, but pretty much everything is far away from everything else up here. You’ll definitely want to hit Denali Park and see the big mountain. It’s a great drive and lots of wildlife. Yes, look out for moose all year round. They are never around when you’re trying to find them, but pop up as soon as you’re trying to get to your mailbox, or you want to take a nice walk. I’ve never had any trouble from them, but have been charged by a momma moose once trying to get back to my house from my mailbox.
There are no trees at “The” North Pole. Trees can’t grow there. Fun Fact: The people in Nome stick their Christmas trees out on the sea ice after Christmas and they make a little forest that stays there until the ice melts each spring. Otherwise, there are no trees in Nome either. All that being said, there are trees in North Pole, which is a small town south of Fairbanks. Santa lives there all year round and there are giant candy canes along the highway. It’s sort of disturbing and yet another reason not to live there.
There are a few good places to eat in Fairbanks, much depends on what you like to eat. If you like sushi Irashi and Ajimi are really great. Lunch Cafe has vegan and gluten-free options. Alaska Coffee Roasting Company has the best local coffee (and other good coffee house food).
Inevitably, you’ll find yourself at Fred Meyer, one of the local groceries. After you’ve been here a couple of weeks you’ll start running into people you have met and that will continue to happen with increasing frequency the longer you live here.
Everyone in Fairbanks is friendly. They will always stop for someone on the side of the road in the winter time. Everyone has a crazy story about either coming to or living in Alaska. Bring your dog because we all have them.
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Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
Bosch Butt music - priceless echos from the past.