I made it to Healy (the city where I will be living for the next 4.5 months)!
About 15 miles before the city, it started to rain. That rain turned into a light snow. Which turned into a blizzard.
SNOW. IN HEALY. IN MAY!
Apparently, I am the only one shocked by this. Everyone is telling me that it happens all the time this time of year. But still. It is boggling my mind (when I know full well it shouldn’t. This is Alaska after all!)
And guess who didn’t bring a coat? I didn’t end up using my coat last time, so I didn’t want to take up the space in my suitcase (as you can tell by the pictures below, I didn’t follow the same train of thought when I packed an entire drug stores worth of toiletries!).
I spent last night catching up with old friends and unpacking my suitcases. My room this year is great. I have a double bed, private bathroom, a desk, vanity area, working TV, ph0ne, and tons of storage space (thank goodness).
I am scheduled to start training in about an hour, so I better get going.
Oh! Before I go, to my family and friends… I have ZERO cell phone service in Healy. Zip. Zilch. Nada. And I am surprised the internet is even working. I am not holding my breath that will always be the case. SO, if you have been calling/texting me and I haven’t responded, well, now you know why. My phone will probably work in Denali, so I am going to wait until I can get down there to check before I get a new phone (aka, have my mom send me a new one).
Here are some pics to explain the post title: