The Longest Day of the Year

I’m watching The Bachelorette again. It’s Monday night don’t ya know? They are in Iceland riding small looking horses… for some reason I don’t know. What do you think about Kirk? I can’t decide. It’s only been 40 minutes since the show started so I haven’t got a full look at things yet.

All I know is Kasey just said:

I’m the man of her dreams.

And Frank replied:

I think this is your time to shine.


Today is the longest day of the year in Alaska. We are getting 19 hours, 22minutes and 11 seconds of daylight today. I think it’s interesting how they define day light because even though the sun might go down, it never really get’s that dark. The sun rises about 4:20am and sets about 11:40pm.

I still go to bed around 11 no matter what it looks like outside. But it is nice to be able to go for a walk/hike/run/bike ride at 10pm at night if you want! MUCH different than the winter when it’s very dark, snowy and cold!

It was 70 degrees today and clear blue skies. Absolutely perfection. I am NOT a hot weather girl. I can stand a few days of 70 degrees and then I’m ready for the 60’s again. I could never live somewhere where it got into the 90 and 100’s all the time. BUT I also said I would never live in Alaska so I shouldn’t hold my breath. I’d much rather be cold than hot and I’d pick snow for sticky hot heat any day!

What is your ideal weather? If I had it my way I would probably have half of the year in the 60’s and half of the year overcast and rainy. I love the rain!

Happy Summer to you!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

9 thoughts on “The Longest Day of the Year

  1. I have a pretty specific temperature range necessary to keep me comfortable – 68-72 and I'm a happy girl. With blue skies. And sunshine. And rainbows. Anyone renting a house on Fantasy Island, by chance?

    PS, I love Alaska in the summertime! We drove up there and spent the summer once when I was in high school. I nearly got carried away by a giant mosquito but my-oh-my what beautiful landscapes you have.
    Diary of a Common Goddess

  2. I would much prefer it be in the 70's year round. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons- Summer is WAY too hot, and Winter is WAY too cold, plus I hate snow. I shouldn't hate snow because my boyfriend plows so snow=$ for us, but still. I hate it. lol

  3. Wow, it sounds like Alaska is your perfect place to live…I hate cold…60's is cold to me…I prefer 88 degrees and sunny is perfect for me. 🙂 I live in Minnesota, so its only that warm for about 2 to 3 months.

  4. I'm all about the cold. About the hottest I can stand is the sixties, maybe low seventies – and low humidity! Anything beyond that just kills me.
    … Moving from northern Canada to Pennsylvania for graduate school? Not such a great idea, weather-wise. Can't wait to get back to the cold…

  5. I am supremely jealous of you right now… 70 degrees? That is foreign to this born and raised Southerner. And I mean the DEEP south. Where we have humidity year round. It's 92 right now, but the heat index is 101. And it's about 7:30 PM. CRAZY!!! On the other hand, I don't think I could ever handle really cold weather. I start getting uncomfortable when it gets to be about 30 degrees.

  6. I think we might be opposites on the weather spectrum! I'd love it to be 90-100* year round with a nice “cool” winter of about 70*! I can take humidity or leave it, I just HATE to be cold!

  7. If you ever have to move, move to Guatemala (in the highlands.) Dry season is Oct. – May, and most days are in the upper 60s, low 70s and cool at night. Rainy season is May-Oct. and it is usually pretty (mid 60s) until the afternoon overcast/rain comes. Cold nights and sometimes foggy mornings. It is perfect! (I live in Guatemala, by the way!)

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