My brother Mike and his girlfriend Patti are in the air, and about to cross over into Canada. They should be landing in less than 4 hours! We’re really looking forward to seeing them both. They’ll be in town for just about 9 days.
Plans include the Riverboat Discovery (love those pre-season discount tix), a shuttle bus ride into Denali Park (we’re going to Eielson Visitor Center - about 8 hours RT), and a couple of days in Valdez. The rest of our time will be spent exploring Fairbanks and vicinity.
It looks like the weather might even cooperate for us. It’s been raining here in Fairbanks the last couple of days, but the sun is back out again, and it should hang around for several days.
Also, the aurora was spotted the other night, here in North Pole! The window of opportunity to see the northern lights is slim, as we’re still not getting completely dark, but a band of green swirled across the sky a few days ago. I wouldn’t have even thought to look for them at this time of year. The earliest I’ve personally seen them is late in the third week of August. It would be really neat if my brother and Patti got to see the aurora while they were here.
Well, I need to get back to straightening up the house before Mike and Patti arrive. Raven is worse than a toddler, with her toys strewn all over the living room and kitchen!
Speaking of Raven, a funny thing happened the other day. I came home from an appointment and found a fortune cookie wrapper on the floor. The package was torn open oh so daintily - not torn into little pieces. The cookie was gone, and the fortune was laying on the floor next to the wrapper. The fortune said “Now is the time to try something new.” I guess it was accurate, as I don’t think she’s ever had a fortune cookie before.
Until next time…