Well it’s been an amazing winter (as a sabbatical badger) chasing the snow and espousing the ski bum ethic to my sons from Alaska to Japan and Whistler. It’s time to come back from our little Shangri La as the world shifts gears and life becomes very strange. So tomorrow we begin a long drive home, a bit earlier than planned.

Just a quick update to let friends and family know that we’ve gone through the logistical jumping jacks, shipping via air cargo a ridiculous number of ski bags and hockey duffles, a VW bucket seat inside a dog kennel (that’s another story) and a suitcase full of books back to AK.

Claiming our earthly possessions at Vancouver airport

Finn is proud to say he got a million vertical feet skiing this winter in more than 50 days! Our stats from Whistler alone are below (I know it looks like he needs my help to get to 1M ft, but the app isn’t perfect).

We hope to be back to Juneau by March 28 and hope to find a way to reconnect with friends though in some new virtual way as we plan to hole up for 14 days just to be safe. Looking forward to spring in AK and to working together with the community to be smart and keep each other safe.