Arriving in Nome was like going back in time. In 2003 on the Arktos expedition I had to wait 3 months here for permits to enter Russia. I made some very good friends in that time. I called Jeff and Peggy Darling and told them I was back in town. They welcomed us with the best breakfast ever. Traveling is about meeting people and making friends – friends you will have for life even if you see them once in 8 years.