Today I embark on the first journey of the season. Once this trip begins I may not stop rolling until March. And maybe not even then. The nominal reason for this trip is a training camp over in Lake Placid, NY, but I am going to take advantage of a rest week and take my time getting over there. The current plan includes brief visits to Yakutat, Gustavus, Sitka, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert, BC, and Nanaimo, BC, before ending up at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid and getting back to the hard core ski training.
I put Nanaimo on the list of places to visit because it’s the birthplace of Nanaimo bars. Utter deliciousness. My traveling partner foolishly left the planning up to me so we’re going to find ourselves in places like Nanaimo. If anyone knows of any other points of culinary interest that I should put on my list of to-visit places, please, let me know. I only happen to know about Nanaimo because my mom makes Nanaimo bars during the Holidays.
Two weeks in Lake Placid and then the race season will be approaching fast. Assuming I don’t indulge in too many of Nanaimo’s namesakes, I should be ready to hit the races hard. I can’t wait. I stayed in Alaska ALL summer and I have been anticipating being back on the road. Back on the road, living from a bag, wandering from town to town, without a permanent address. That’s home.