When I come to Alaska I almost always head to Wasilla first to see my two sons and their families, but not this year. Our oldest son picked us up at the airport and we hit the road right away. The major difference this is time was that the first stop was NOT at Kevin's home, nor even at his brother Darin's. No, this year we went right to the home of our grandson and his wife to meet our new Great Grandson, Blaze Cascade Rubeo! Blaze was originally supposed to put in an appearance on August 12th, the day I am due to return from the back country. Luck was on my side when he was born happy and healthy one month early on the 10th of July so Great Granny got her cuddle time before the expedition. What better treasure could we have found as a reward at the end of a long plane ride?