Dear Mr. Dave and Mr. Matt,
What's up? I am fine. Is it cold out there? Are you having fun? When you make coffee does it freeze? Do you ice fish? We miss you.
Glad to see your letter. Right now, the temperatures aren't too bad - around zero degrees. Dave has a fishing pole, but I don't think he has caught anything yet. We are indoors most of the time, so we drink hot coffee. Ask Dave to tell you about his coffee when he went to snow school.
Now that the sun has come up, it is a lot more fun around here. People are all excited about what they will do when they leave. In November, I am planning on going to Bhutan, Nepal, and Bali, then coming back to New Zealand to catch a flight back to the United States.
Today's geography lesson: Look on the map or the globe, and tell me where I am going and what two big countries are near Bhutan, please. I had never heard of it until two years ago. I certainly didn't know anything about this country when I was your age.
The weather has been great for the last few days, the temperatures have been 0 to -30F, but there has been little wind, which makes the temperatures bearable. I am having fun, but I will be ready to leave when the time comes. We got some new people in a few weeks ago, and are getting ready for the summer season, which starts in a few weeks.
Most of the time when I make coffee, it is inside and it does not freeze, but one day when I was camping, it did freeze a little. I do not ice fish, but some scientists fish in the summer to gather fish for experiments. Since salt water can stay liquid at temperatures below freezing, scientists study the fish to find out why they do not freeze.
Thanks for writing,
David Hess NK3T