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I decided to drive up to Fairbanks to try to see the Northern Lights. It was raining anyway, so flightseeing was out. I stayed at A Cloudberry Lookout, a lovely B&B designed with popsicle sticks and built by hand by Sean and Suzi, the owners. The centerpiece was a spiral staircase to the sky, surrounding a huge spruce tree trunk.

It continued to drizzle, so I headed off to look at the pipeline and toured a satellite weather station. There didn't seem to be much point in driving to the arctic circle just to cross a line, especially as the scenery flattened out the further north I went from Denali.

When I returned, the entrance was filled with yoga mats. The neighbors had arrived for their regular practice. I joined them for two hours and then for the hours afterward, visiting and drinking tea. In the darkness of winter in Alaska, neighbors are essential.

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