I'll come back next year, I don't think I'll be here as long. I've been home from break up to first snow (granted, it didn't stick, but it was snow!). I was here for most of the best parts of the year. My family came up for the first time in a decade. I got to love on kids and oldsters every so often. There were truly days of sunshine amid the nasty horrible days of tears and depression and anger. It will be good to go back to Oregon and look at this summer from a stateside view in a few months.
This place is in my bones and my blood. The song by 'The Redhead Express' is exactly what Alaska means to me. Or at least a part of it!