On the transition from the Silicon to the Tanana Valley, from urban to rural life, and from working in industry to being a full-time student to working in academia. If you see your name or photo on this blog and want it removed, please let me know and I will do so!
Last weekend, DL and I hiked to Tolovana Hot Springs. The hike is pretty brutal, especially with a full pack--ten miles total, and starting at 2000 feet, dropping to 850, climbing again to 2120, and finally descending to the hot springs, at 1000 feet. We had a pleasant and relaxing weekend, sleeping in, soaking in the hot springs while enjoying meteors and the aurora, taking silent walks through the woods, and enjoying clear views to Minto Flats and the Alaska Range.
Winter finally occurred last weekend, with two dumps of several inches each of snow. The first occurred when we were right around 32F/0C, making for wet snow and hard work! Like splitting and stacking firewood, shoveling snow goes much faster now that I've added a bipedal fuzzy thing to my collection!
"Whatcha doing down there?"
"What are yoooooo doing up there?"
Good thing we have fuzzy beasts to cuddle with!
The gracious ladies know how to take up the whole couch!