I promised myself I would never bore readers with vacation stories, but this one actually makes some sense for the site: We were driving some back roads north of Fairbanks over the weekend when I spotted an old airplane on the side of the road. In someone’s front yard. Yes, I thought, this is rather odd. Despite the No Tresspassing signs, my friends and I took a look and here’s what we discovered: someone has taken this old DC-6 and is turning it into a house (you can see it in its somewhat more current form here about 1/3 of the way down the page—it’s the 4th photo). They’ve since removed the wings (also sitting in the guy’s front yard) and the nose. As a complete airplane nerd, I thought it was rather cool to find an old airplane sitting on the side of a back road in some guy’s front yard. My friends preferred to sit in the car where it was not 14 degrees. Go figure.