Hi, everyone. Those of you who have been on this site for awhile know that my hubby and I went to Iceland last year before Christmas to seek the elusive Aurora Borealis, and of course got ripped because it was rainy and cloudy the whole time and the Aurora never appeared, although we did enjoy Iceland. Well, this year we are going on New Year's Eve to Fairbanks, Alaska to try again! It's actually 90 degrees colder there than it is here in Northern Arizona! So we got longjohns, down coats and very heavy sweaters and vests and snow pants. We already have wool hats and mittens and scarves and thick socks! We are going to rent a car and try to find them on our own, with the exception of a tour to the Arctic tundra in the Arctic Circle, so we get to chase the lights up there! There are apparently many places outside of Fairbanks' city lights to see them, but they don't appear until usually the middle of the night (so says all of my research) so we are trying to get nocturnal in preparation. We fly from Phoenix to Seattle, and Fairbanks is a 9 hour flight from Seattle! Worse than going to Europe! Hubby isn't happy about it, but it is on both of our bucket lists, and I have a good feeling about it this time. Just in case, if we come home empty-handed this time, it's the Finnish Laplands in 2018!