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One day I will sit in the Chena Hot Springs on a cold Alaskan night, and above me will shine the greens and blues and pinks of the northern lights. I will you know. I'm channeling visions of me doing that exact thing in that exact location as we speak.
I feel Chena's warm waters envelop my body as the chill night air builds ice crystals in my hair and eyelashes. Steam rises off the still water and my eyes follow its path up and up. As my eyes meet the sky I am mesmerized by what I see - what I came here to see. ... I'm not sure how this next part will play out. Northern lights change from one moment to the next, but I am sure that whatever magic unfolds, it will be spectacular to someone who has anticipated this view for so long.
Thanks to its location below the most active band of northern lights, and far from the glare of city lights, Chena Hot Springs area is considered one of the premier locations for viewing this spectacular phenomenon. Add to that a little help from resort staff who are happy to do a wake-up call if the lights start their show. Now the odds of actually seeing the lights at four in the morning on a cold winter night are improving.
Ah, if only this wasn't just Fantasy Friday! I will continue to dream...