A journalist observes life in the far north.
The worst part of this trip is knowing I won’t see Jade for three and a half weeks. She is my little muse and a key source of joy in my life. She is being especially cute and playful today, adding a dabble of dread to my excitement about Nepal.
Luckily, I have other things to fixate on, such as Redoubt, which erupted again this morning, sending an ash cloud to the southeast. What that means for our flight late tonight, I don’t know. I called Alaska Airlines and they said to keep checking.
Alec is working today. I am halfway packed and getting ready to go to town to bring Alec some lunch and to purchase a few last things. It’s 30 degrees here on the dome, bright and hazy. I plan to take Jade outside for a bit this afternoon. I love carrying that baby on my back. The day she is too big to be carried like that will be a dark, dark day in my life.
This is my new trekking hat. Alec looks dashing in it and I got a little flustered after he put it on. If he winds up wearing it in Nepal, I’ll pretty much be reduced to following him around like a puppy.