Closing the Summer Cottage

I’ve known since last May that this week would come. It comes every year. And, strangely enough, I seem to be OK with it so far. I think that last warm, sunny trip up to Fairbanks did a lot to settle my mood. Anyone who has a summer place (or a winter place, come toContinue reading “Closing the Summer Cottage”

And … It’s Raining Again

The drive home from Fairbanks was a mixed bag, weather-wise. I had mostly blue skies overhead with clouds building off to either side as I drove south towards home. What clouds there were stayed high and were polite about not obscuring the spectacular views of tundra, forest and mountains as I meandered along the ParksContinue reading “And … It’s Raining Again”

Reluctantly Rolling Home

Neither of us wanted to head home. But it seems we were here long enough for me to reset my equilibrium. I’ve had the one last week of summer I was craving. While the city of Fairbanks is not normally on my top list of vacation destinations, it does host a couple of nice RVContinue reading “Reluctantly Rolling Home”

Blue Skies Ahead!

Rhonda and I had been on the road less than twenty minutes Saturday morning when we topped a rise just past Cantwell and were greeted by this welcoming sight. In a mostly gloomy sky, crowded with dark clouds promising rain or worse, there was suddenly the mood-lifting phenomenon in the distance that my Mom usedContinue reading “Blue Skies Ahead!”