With Spring Comes Change

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Dear Everyone,

Life in Fairbanks is very exciting, at the moment the sun is out longer, the weather is a lot less extreme, the streets and roads are practicly back to asphalt and cement. I couldn't be happier.

If there is one thing that the winter has taught me it is, well there are actually several things that the winter has taught me: bundle up, learn to embrace the winter activities, be a more social person (no one likes miserable people in miserable weather), appreciate the sun and all of its glory, make viewing the northen lights a treat, and you can never have enough chamomile tea.
But enough about winter, it had its turn.
 
SPRING IS OFFICIALLY HERE!

Snow is rapidly melting and with that my skiing is decreasing. The trails along the campus have melted or been terminated by tractors, so I will have to find another outdoorsy activity to try, maybe painting, hiking, or studying. Yes, outdoor studying will suffice.

Today there was an event called major mania on campus.This is were reprsentatives of different departments come out and meet with students to inform them on why they should chose that department for their degree. I have been tampering around with the idea of changing my major. I am not exactly sure, but I have been leanging towards Biology and Wildlife Conservation.
I think I might want to work in a park environment and maybe less in a lab, I am not sure, but the fabulous thing about college is that people encourage you to explore your options and you are more then welcomed to change your mind. I appreciate that.

With good weather comes good news, we are more than halfway done with the semester which means summer break will be here soon. I know I am getting ahead of myself seasonally but we are having visitors from California and I can't wait to see some familiar faces.
Our good friends Jesse and Tina will be here early June, and Matt and Marianne will be here end of June-early July.

We plan to show Jess and Tina Seward (which is down south and on the coast), Denali, and of course Fairbanks, and Chena. We rented a cabin by the river near the entrance to Denali National Park and I can't wait to kayak with Tina, and lay about in the sun. I definately need to photosynthesize. Alex thinks I might be a highly evolved cyanobacteria.
 
Cyanobacteria-a division of microorganisms that are related to the bacteria but are capable of photosynthesis. They are prokaryotic and represent the earliest known form of life on the earth.
 
I have been trying to accumulate some pictures to show you the "true signs of spring". They might not look like typical spring, but trust me it is progress in the right direction. 

Love you and miss you all!
Love, 
Erika
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