We are pleased and excited by the announcement from North Pole Flight Command today that the ancient city of St. Nicholas in Demre, Turkey will serve as the location for our regional tracking center in Sector 2.
In case you don’t know, Demre is the home of the legend of Santa Claus. It is where he was born. Not many people realize this.
I have not been there yet. This is a total surprise to me. I was part of the committee that scouted locations for this year’s tracking center in Sector 2. We went to China, India, Israel, Oman, and even into parts of Russia on our scouting trips. We saw many locations that would be excellent for a tracking center.
Rumor has it that Santa himself made this site selection. He was there about a month ago, talking with local authorities about potential locations.
Regardless, we now have a home. I am awaiting instructions from Flight Command about construction and possible dates for opening the tracking center. I will keep you informed as that happens.
Like most elf supervisors, I am waiting to learn why this is beginning so early this year and specifically what it means for the Santa tracking effort.
For those elves in Sector 2, please keep an eye open on the new group I set up last night. I will be posting news about our sector there.