We visited the downtown Anchorage market for it's opening day of the season. It lacked the array of local fruits, vegetables and fresh baked bread of the Boise market. But of course what would be ripe so early in the Anchorage spring? Still, it was larger than the Boise market showing off art, jewelery and the typical Alaskan tourist goods. And it was a beautiful, sunny day.
Speaking of the sun, it's hanging around the northern sky for an extra 7 minutes each day. Last night, 11:30 p.m. finally showed dusk. And the sun is up hours before I am, even on work days. It's a far cry from the barely 6.5 hours of daylight here in December.