It’s been THE question for the last several weeks; should I or shouldn’t I? Well, as of last week I’ve decided, yes indeed, I should! I have eight weeks before I part for Indonesia and my cousin Gayle, who lives in a cabin on 80 acres somewhere near Fairbanks, AK has graciously offered to put me up for a while. Alaska is another one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit, so I am really excited about the trip. I’ve spent the last few days squirreling away cold weather clothing so I don’t freeze to death. The coldest it’s gotten in my part of Florida this past year was around 35 degrees F and I have spotted a couple of -50 degree F in Fairbanks over the last couple of weeks; should be interesting. I’m planning to bring my computer so that I can update this while I’m there. I’ve also decided to not shave until I come back to Florida on March 5th (today, February 1st, was my last shave).