Sunday, March 6, 2011
Traveling by plane won’t be any less expensive this year either. Several years back when the fuel prices spiked, the airlines raised pricing accordingly. When the price of fuel went down, they didn’t adjust the price down a penny. Now with it going back up again they are raising the prices because of fuel. If it continues to rise, don’t be surprised if there’s some big shake ups in the airline industry.
I prefer not to burn up all of my vacation time at one shot. I like breaking it up and taking a number of long weekends. Time off is essential to me. I have a lot of things I prefer doing when off the clock. Most of it usually means a trip out of town, but things might get reeled in a little closer to home.
Winter is still in full swing here in Alaska. I believe we hit the high of 11° today. For the next week it should be in the mid 20’s during the day and single digits at night. Even though the first day of spring is in 2 weeks, it really won’t feel like spring for about another month and a half. But once the snow is melting and we start to get other colors besides black, gray and white, there will be no time for setting still.
The daylight hours are longer now and getting longer every day. Right now we have about 10 ½ hours of daylight and gaining about 10 minutes of daylight a day. When winter starts to break up, the sun is out most of the day, the birds migrate back, the colors come alive and I will too!