As winter falls upon us and Christmas starts to linger in the air I know that the weekly Fernie commute is here. I’ve driven through winter white outs, unbelievable wind storms and multiple wildlife crossings. Yet I relish the drive. This weekly road trip is a time where I can talk with my kids and spouse at length … where we shape our future and begin to decompress after the work week. And before I know, it I am sitting by the fire, a glass of wine in hand feeling the Fernie buzz.