How do you get the kids to bed?
Trip Start Jun 18, 2005
52Trip End Jan 01, 2006
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The flight attendant happened to be standing near when it happened. He grinned at me. "Did you hear that?"
The young man sitting next to me smiled and jostled me with his elbow. "There! You saw it! That's great!" Even the buzzy busy man on the aisle looked up from his laptop and smiled. He turned his head to peer out the window too. It put us in a good mood.
Why didn't I have my camera ready to snap the moment? I don't know. But it didn't matter. I was north of the Arctic Circle.
We crossed the Brooks Range and then the terrain changed dramatically. It was the North Slope, the Arctic tundra, a landscape of frozen lakes, just getting to the thaw, and miles and miles and miles and miles of something that resembled land, but wasn't, quite.
The pictures pick up from here.