Since I started my Facebook account, I’ve looked for a few of the main characters in the book, my long lost friends. Today I was cleaning out more of the boxes and still finding stuff—namely my little black book. Truth-be-told, it’s red but it’s still a little address book of all the people I knew and met on my trans-Riviera Alpine roller ski journey across France.

172308_10150106405377485_7486470_oJoel & Cathy—their stories taking up many pages of the book—were found today and finally friended on Facebook. 32 years of wondering what they’re doing, how their lives turned out, and what wonderful things they too learned from the winter we all spent in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. A dark and hidden part of my mind wonders if they’ll even remember me, so I was surprised—and touched—to find some photos of myself posted there their Facebook galleries.