A quick shuttle from the ferry dock to downtown Petersburg finds me in a great apartment at the Forest Service Bunkhouse where the seasonal staff and volunteers are housed. It's about 9:30 or so but still light and a soft, warm rain falling. I unpack and go for a walk in the stillness of a rain washed town asleep this Sunday evening. My first impression is that this is the cleanest and tidiest downtown I've ever seen! Bright rosemaling, hanging flower baskets and numerous wall murals brighten Nordic Ave. the main street paralleling the harbor. The Federal Building, housing the FS office where I'll meet Karisa in the morning, has two Tlingit totem poles displayed in front. There is public art everywhere, I like this place already!