i got to see the northern lights! wednesday i went down to the river in the middle of the night and i could see waves of light sweeping across part of the sky. i was expecting to see bright clouds of colorful light but it came in flashes rather than clouds. it’s so wonderfully dark in mccall--there’s practically no light pollution, and it takes about two minutes to walk to a place where there are no street lights or house lights. on a clear night the sky is breathtaking.