I suppose it is time to OFFICIALLY close out this blog. It will still be open for anyone who cares to learn about my time in Alaska during 2010. This was an incredible journey and I am glad that so many people have read it over the last two years. However, I feel I should add some closure to the blog.
I returned from Bristol Bay in August 2010. My trip was fantastic and I was sad to leave. I spent my entire last week just hanging out and spending time saying goodbye, teaching Stephanie the tricks of my fantastic cooking (hah), bear watching, and catching up with friends at the local bars and restaurants. It was a great way to end the trip.
So, I boarded my puddle jumper from King Salmon to Anchorage with a little sadness, but very full pockets. During the trip from Anchorage to Chicago I began to feel real excitement about seeing my family. My dad picked me up and promptly made fun of my outfit. I looked very weather confused (thick sweater and jeans on a sweltering, Chicago summer day.) Thankfully, we made it home and I began to assimilate back into life as a human from the Lower 48.
Two years later, and I am back at it again. This month I officially took a teaching job in Juneau, Alaska. So, over the next eight weeks I will be packing, packing some more, and moving 3,000 miles back to Alaska. Stay tuned to my new blog, The Middle(tons) of Nowhere, to hear about my next adventure in a new part of the far north.