It has already been a year full of travel. There was a 10-week stay in the Nevada part of the country early in the year followed by a week's trip to Oklahoma in May. Then in June we travelled to southwest Colorado exploring the area for 3 weeks. One would think we would be ready to stay home but now we are headed to ALASKA! Unfortunately we have a small logistics problem. Jim's method of packing is to open his drawers and dump the contents into his suitcase. This time we are limited to 1 small suitcase each weighing no more than 34 pounds plus a personal carry-on. Since we need hiking boots and rain gear as well as lots and lots of mosquito repellant, we are struggling to keep those suitcases under the limit!