Greetings from Union City, Indiana.  Like the reporter of Alaska Daily, I am venturing into Alaska to make a permanent address change.  On January 3, I need to move from Point A (Union City, IN) to Point B (Fairbanks, Alaska through–BRRRRR–Canada by Jeep and van).

If you wish, please track my adventures en route after a brief Christmas vacation. Estimated arrival 1/8 or 1/9/23 in Fairbanks.

December 30, 2022:  Visiting a salmon hatchery in Nashua, NH.

December 29, 2022: Off to Boston, Mass. for adventure. We explored the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before heading to the coast of Roxbury on a gorgeous, blue sky day.

Gosia Nuwer in snowy New Hampshire

December 28, 2022: Traveling to Portsmouth and the Maine Atlantic Ocean seaside to view a lighthouse and enjoy a Nepalese meal of lamb, basil and chili peppers at Durbar Square Restaurant.

Hank Nuwer in Portsmouth, NH. Photo by Gosia Nuwer

Countdown to Jan. 3, 2023 and our first trip to Alaska through Canada. We’ll enter Alaska near Tok, AK, the site of our 15 acres pictured here on a recent visit. Photo by Anna Hornowska

December 27, 2022. Continuing to master the Fairbanks newspaper’s operations system in a training course. Was treated to a meal and lessons in maple syrup production and sauna building by members of our Airb&b host’s family.

December 26. Traveling to Laconia, NH lakeside on a day of cold weather. Visited the campus of Plymouth State University where I once put on a hazing education program for students, staff and faculty.

December 25. Gosia and I accepted a kind invitation from Airb & B hosts John and Colleen for a Christmas meal of ham, turkey and all the trimmings, including a Finnish rice pudding for dessert. We sang carols with the 30 guests and Gosia and I entertained with a favorite carol in Polish.

December 24.  Uh oh. While visiting a farmers’ market in Woodstock, VT, we heard from our neighbors that our pipes are frozen at our Union City, IN house. The kitchen pipes were replaced 10/17/22.  Hoping upon return, the ice will melt without any rupturing. Gulp.

Staying at a tiny, lovely cabin in New Ipswich, NH. We’ve been traveling in the white Jeep parked out front.

Exploring the Boston Museum of Fine Art

Enjoyed a super meal of lamb and chili peppers at the Nepalese Durbar Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH. Gosia gushed over the shrimp and noodle meal.

A fine meal at the Durbar in Portsmouth, NH

Seeing the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts was sure a treat.