Next stop was Seattle where my buddy from college, Christy, was waiting for me outside of the airport!! I was chauffered downtown to rescue Stef from work for a lunch hour. I was SO excited to see these girls and to finally get out in Seattle proper. Christy and Stef are both very enjoyable to be around with their sarcasm and ridiculous stories. I hadn't seen Christy since..... 3 years ago I guess when she graduated! She joined the NOAA corp immediately after college so she was out of there like a woman with a plan! And of course Stef you know if you've been following the blog while I've been in Fairbanks. :-)Stef, Christy and I at the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Seattle.
Finally back to Fairbanks where bare ground stood when I left two weeks ago with temps in the 10s/20s. Now lies a base of 4 inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Priorities: wax skis to get to work, transform bikes for winter riding, plan winter trips. Oh yeah, and get back to work. ;)