- Maggie and Joel, Northern Exposure
While back in Bethel for training my dear friend Kathy who just started in the district and has been having some hilarious adventures of her own (check out her blog) was shocked when the the ticket agent at one of the airline companies requested her weight. Kathy couldn't fathom why on earth this woman who had only moments before weighed both of her bags and checked them in, called out to her as she walked away "Ma'am what do you weigh?" Kathy, without missing a beat threw out her numbers, shrugged and kept walking. As she relayed this odd experience to Anya and I we both had a good laugh. "It seems some things become second nature. See most of the time the ticket agent actually makes you stand on the luggage scale. You don't even think anything of it. Those bush planes are touchy." "Oh," Kathy nodded,"I figured she must have some good reason for it." Up and Flying
So tonight Animosh and I laced up our running shoes and headed to the Bering! Like I said, we had a tinsy tiny bit o sun today so everyone was outside. It was wild to be back out on ye ol gravel road looking far across the tundra in every direction: to the distant mountains, the receded tide, the village and the flatland. So familiar, like we had never left. It was as if we never spent the last 2 and a half months surrounded by towering pines. Time and place sure are weird things aren't they? I remember thinking just a few short weeks ago that I'd be back up in Quin in no time and be having a hard time thinking I was ever home. It's true, here we are back home in Quinhagak, Alaska catching up with family and friends on this side of the tundra;)
Shout Out To:
Cathy and your hubby for the great surprise at school today in my mailbox! Quyana for the beautiful tshirt and note. It makes me smile knowing you were here and this verse is perfect for the return to Quin and start of a new year. Thank you dear friend.