Football Brings Us Together Despite The Distance

2013-01-20 21:57:09.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

My crew and I watching tonights football game.

Tonight I am going to divert from talking about the weather or the mountain and touch on the human side of living on an arctic island in the clouds. Working and living on the summit for eight days at a time, we spend 209 days a year living on the summit and 156 days living in the valley. One can sometimes feel disconnected from valley life away from friends and family; and keeping in touch through social media is great but it can only fill the gaps so much. However there is one thing that can keep us connected, and that is football.

Being able to watch a game on the summit while friends and family are watching in the valley can give you something to do together while you are apart. Its something that we miss, getting together for an afternoon of good food and company to watch a game. But having a TV that broadcasts the same picture to everyone can eliminate that feeling for just long enough. So it only makes sense that for a big game like tonight’s, we are enjoying each others company as a shift watching the game and feeling just a little more connected to the valley.


Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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