The temperature was -20 as we waited for the plane to arrive in Eek.
That was last Thursday. The plane arrived on time, thankfully, for the flight to Bethel, Alaska. I stayed the night in Bethel and then caught the morning flight to Anchorage and another plane to Seattle. My youngest son was at the airport to pick me up for the hour and a half drive home. It was a long trip, but thankfully, I arrived home safely late on Friday.
It is Christmas morning now and looking out the window beside me I see a few of the many evergreen trees near the house. A light snow has fallen and the temperature is hovering around freezing, but blades of green grass still poke up through the snow. It might be a good day for a warm fire.
I may be down in Washington State, but I still think of my other home up in Alaska. Thinking of Christmas in Alaska led me to recall the Hallelujah Chorus video that the nearby village of Quinhagak made and uploaded just before Christmas of 2010. It has gone viral with over a 1,555,000 views. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas.