"The world gets a little better every day, then worse again in the evening."
WHERE I'VE BEEN LATELY...
There's only a month or so left in the ski season, and I feel like I've hardly been out on the slopes. I plan to change that really soon!
In January, Dianne and I traveled to Canada where we dined and spent a night at the Snow Village in Montreal. Located on Île Sainte-Hélène, this is a combination hotel, bar and restaurant made from snow with art and furnishings carved from ice. Click here to see some shots of this really cool place.
From there, we took the Via Rail to Quebec City for a romantic escape. We spent two nights in the classic Chateau Frontenac, rode by rail to Charlevoix, took an evening carriage ride to dinner one evening and spent the night at Quebec's famed Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel). There's nothing more romantic than snuggling in a snow-walled room on a bed of ice. It's going to be a fun story.
I followed that trip with a week in Fairbanks on a mission to see and photograph the aurora. While my photos are so-so, I did catch the northern lights on three occasions.
The bulk of the trip was spent doing other fun things such as flying to Coldfoot, a pipeline truck stop north of the Arctic Circle; touring out on the Dalton Highway to Atigun Pass, reportedly the highest highway pass in the 49th state; mushing my own Paws for Adventure dog sled team, skiing off the northernmost chairlift in North America and visiting the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, one of the nicest car museums I've ever seen. I finished the trip by having dinner with an old backpacking buddy from my Arizona days whom I hadn't seen for nearly 40 years.
WHERE I'M GOING…
Upcoming trips look to be short. We've got a few ski projects in the works, one of which will feature Beano's Cabin and two more of Colorado's top ski area on-mountain evening dining spots.
In April, I'll be in New York City for Canada Media Marketplace. May will bring a camping trip or two into Canyon Country. I'm looking at possibly researching a story about Moab, Utah. Other than that, it's catch up on some long pending projects.
WHAT ELSE I'M DOING...
Look for more images to appear on my Alamy stock photo site.