Greetings, from -23 weather in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been: Northern Alaska!
I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity to spend this week on the Armed Forces Entertainment & ProTour Productions Alaska Super Bowl Week Tour. Joining me on this adventure are Vikings Cheerleader, Kristy; Rams Cheerleader, Sarah; and Redskins Cheerleader, Masako. The Bears Mascot, Staley; Rams Mascot, Rampage; and Atlanta Falcons' players Joe Hawley and Mike Johnson are also on tour with us.
Titans cheerleader Anne P. is in Alaska during Super Bowl week, visiting U.S. servicemen and women through Armed Forces Entertainment and Pro Tour Productions.
Day One began waking up to -43 weather, and traveling two hours from Fairbanks to visit our military stationed at Fort Greely. We were able to see how stunning the Alaska landscape is during the drive, as the sun was just coming up.
Since it's late January, Northern Alaska only gets 6 hours of sun a day. Upon arrival at Fort Greely, we had a meet-and-greet on base followed by a pep rally at Fort Greely Middle School! I absolutely loved being able to perform for, and meet all of the 4-8 graders at this school. The base is really small and remote, so this is one of the only times during the year where they have "special" visitors! We all loved watching the cheerleaders perform for us, and then we were able to perform for them.
During this pep rally, I met a young girl born in Clarksville, Tenn., as well as another fellow Titans fan! Everyone we met was beyond nice and reminded me of being back in Nashville. Thankful for all of the men and women who were great hosts at Fort Greely!
Before leaving base, we were taken on a tour and also got the chance to take some pics in the beautiful Alaskan landscape. The base visit ended with two hours left of sunlight to spare, so we decided to visit the North Pole km the way back to Alaska! The actual North Pole town does exist, and we are going back later on this trip to explore more of Santa's hometown.
Rumor has it the Northern Lights are supposed to be highly active the next two nights. Hopefully I'll be able to catch them - and share some pictures with you, Titans fans!
Goodnight...for now. Excited to share with you the adventures we are going on during day two!