What makes a good Saturday?

Let me tell you.

1. Get up and work hard in a sled dog yard without eating anything, because you know you’re going to eat in town today. When you’re good and hungry, drive into town and here:

Have either an egg scramble with reindeer sausage, or french toast (made with thick slices of fresh baguette) with Alaskan Birch Syrup. Go ahead, try the homemade strawberry-rhubarb jam on your sourdough toast. It’s delicious, like everything else at Sourdough Express.

2. Next, go to the local farmer’s market. Even if it’s not very big.

Buy some fresh vegetables, and marvel at the quality and color.

3. Walk down the road and take some pictures of the Beluga Slough.

Cross the road, and take some pictures of Beluga Lake.

Remember to bring your telephoto lens next time, because the “all-purpose” 17-55mm zoom doesn’t reach as far as you would like for the close-up shot.

4. On the way home, make a spur-of-the-moment decision to stop at the Pick Your Own Organic Rasberry Patch you’ve passed so many times before.

Be stunned at how many raspberry bushes can be crammed together and tied into rows 100′ long.

Pick raspberries for an hour or two. Occasionally eat one.

Admire the raspberries and the beautiful day you’ve been given.

Wonder if the horse in the field next to the raspberry patch likes to lean over the fence and steal a few.

Notice the sunlight illuminating a berry in a particularly interesting way, and once again wish you had your telephoto, because it’s also an awesome macro lens. Make due with what you have, but resolve to just carry around the freaking huge camera bag next time.

Celebrate your haul of 7.5 pounds, and rejoice as you only pay 1/8 of the store price.

5. Finish out the afternoon by looking up raspberry recipes you want to try: Raspberry Pie, Raspberry Jam, Raspberry Waffles!

6. Feed the sled dogs their dinner, feed yourself dinner, then curl up and watch a good movie. Or, The Last Starfighter. Whichever.