For me, the excitement of getting up to the arctic hit me as I packed my clothing and gear last night. I had a few extra pieces of scientific equipment to bring up, so getting under the 33 lb limit for checked baggage was a challenge, but found a way to do it. As you often might hear, “getting there is half the fun”, and for me it almost always is. I can’t wait to get going on the adventure this morning, as I have my window seats on my flights up to Edmonton lined up. Looking out the window and seeing the landscape change as we make our way up to Edmonton, and then up to Resolute, is always fun for me. Since we already have some equipment running on the Ioffe, I am excited to get up there and check up on how things are progressing.