Last night I had a nice long chat with the fellow who owns the motel where I'm staying here in Terrace. He is orignally form South Korea and has been here for about ten years. He says that cross-country skiing is essential to his winter survival, the only way he has found to fend off cabin fever in the north country. His excitement over my plans was really inspiring and even touching. The positive energy that came out of this little exchange made this whole unexpected layover worthwhile. So here's to Jun Chu!
In reality I have been meeting all sorts of nice folks along the way. I don't want to give out all my stories just now though. I'm keeping a journal and one day I'll tell everyone all about it.