Well, departure day is upon us. The weather isn’t quite as bad (yet) as predicted, our plane is on its way and for the moment looks imminently flyable. Our bags are packed and should qualify for check-in size, and with any luck TSA will allow us to carry our hiking poles and tent stakes as well. If we get out of here on time we have a few minor things to get at REI in Anchorage, and will probably do dinner and a movie before going back to the airport for our redeye to Boston. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself, since our PenAir flight hasn’t actually landed here yet – one step at a time!