On December 15th my younger son who just got out of Afghanistan after a year-long deployment flew to Alaska to check out his proposed new state and the University of Alaska--Anchorage. A wonderful blogger buddy who lives in Alaska, Deb, offered to have Bryan and his buddy Brandon over for dinner--such a kind offer. The guys took her up on the offer right away. Here is Deb's blog about the trip! Thank you so much Deb.