This is the kind of sunrise we like to see when we are supposed to have an airlift. We are waiting for the helicopter to fly in from Atlanta. Unfortunately, Atlanta is experiencing heavy fog. You never know how things are going to play out when you are relying on the weather to make it possible. Today will be a waiting game. We WILL be ready as soon as the pilot says "It's a GO". It is currently 30º on the mountain. Maybe this extra time will allow it to warm up a bit. It can get a bit cold under the helicopter. Someone asked for a picture of the shirts. As soon as we get the shirts on the mountain and get them unloaded, I will post a picture. We have some really cool items for sale this year. Some of the items can be seen on the lodge website. Check out http://www.lecontelodge.com/store/. We even have the Hudson Bay blankets available for purchase. They are only for purchase from our online store. I hope to have some pictures of airlift for you tomorrow. In the mean time we are eating our pancakes and waiting patiently for the word to start. At least we have a beautiful day to enjoy on the mountain.
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