10/25/2010 8:35:53 PM

An Old Friend Returns

I woke up to a beautiful sunrise and snow flurries—plus a wake-up call from Dancer pushing against the side of the Tundra Buggy®. If you don't know Dancer, he's a male polar bear who returns every year. He lets us know he's here by standing up and thumping against the side of the buggy.

Dancer looks skinny this year, unfortunately. I hope the bay freezes early so he can hunt soon.

I'm writing from Tundra Buggy One, finally out on the tundra after a rough few days. Buggy One is our media and broadcast vehicle. The starter shorted out two weeks ago and we had to completely rewire it, almost from head to toe. It was a bit tense since we had to wait on parts and shop time.

But the parts came in, the work went well, and we're good to go—just in time, since our Tundra Connections broadcasts start this week. We used a semi to bring Buggy One from town to launch and now we're at Gordon Point.

We're seeing lots of polar bears and the snow is starting to fall. We've got a busy schedule ahead of us and a great line-up of people. It's good to be back.

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