Yay! The Summer Solstice is here, which means a lot of Summer celebrating in Alaska! in Nome, the sun rises at 4:19 am and sets at 1:47 am. More than 20 hours a day with the sun above the horizon! And when it does go below the horizon, it barely dips down and comes right back up again, so it is really always light! There was an awesome Midnight Sun Folk Festival this weekend in Nome featuring musicians, community events, games and events like the Nome River Raft Race (see pics below).
This weekend was also awesome and very special in another way–our medical director, David Head, was awarded the Alaska Family Physician of the year, an amazing honor for an incredible leader and human being. Dr. Liu and I were in Anchorage already to learn about our upcoming Electronic Health Record system (yay!), and then we drove down the stunningly beautiful Kenai Peninsula to Seward to help present Dr. Head’s award.
It was such a full and beautiful weekend with lots of blessings~ including the weather. Here are some of the pics:
Me and Dr. Liu before the award ceremony.