Jumping ahead to more recent travels, we just returned from Denali National Park in Alaska. It’s the end of the season for the “in-park” accommodations, and we had the opportunity to see not only spectacular fall colors, but significant snow as well! The most exciting opportunity, however, was the appearance of the Aurora Borealis on the second night there. It is something I had never seen before, but hope to many times again. In this image, notice the Big Dipper underneath the Aurora lights.