Only One Awake
In March of 2015, I did some traveling around Alaska. I had never seen the roads as bad as they were this year. On this night, I didn't travel far. I don't think anyone else did either. The aurora came out strong early and went into the early morning hours. Everyone was out watching earlier in the evening. By the early morning hours, I was the only one left. I have to tell you, I enjoyed having the sky to myself. There were times I just laid back in the snow and watched the dance. It was incredible. I have heard people that say, "Once you see the aurora, you have seen it." I totally disagree. To me it is different every time you watch. You never know what you will see. The colors, shapes and speed vary greatly. Those moments are magic.