I’m currently in Edmonton on my way up to Yellowknife to begin my summer research. I had planned to stay in the Edmonton airport hotel on the way up, and then again on the way back down. Circle like. Very appropriate. I had no idea what to expect from the airport hotel, but judging by the price I assumed it would be relatively luxurious. On the way up, it seems silly to me – overly and overtly materialistic with a strange obsession with geometric patterns. We shall see what I think of it in July after 5 weeks of the relatively remote Arctic and when I am on my way home again. Right now, I don’t know anything about what will happen on this trip, what I will see, or who I will meet. When I am back here again, I will know everything.