What better sign that the coho winds are once again upon us…
My advice this year, don't fight them, embrace them.
Know your enemy.
~Chris in the Morning, Northern Exposure
|Sammie's House. I just thought this was a great shot.|
The Alaska State Troopers dropped in to visit us last weekend. Well not so much to visit as to confiscate several community members for a little remediation else where. Reminded me of the day Gram and Grampa called very concerned during my first year when another Quin local had found his 15 minutes of fame as the star of the reality show Alaska State Troopers, which of course, Gram and Gramp had been tuned into. I assured them I was not in danger as I feel quite safe here. Everyone knows everyone and watches out for each other. As a matter of fact it was the other community members who called the troopers to come pick up those few in need of appropriate behavioral reminders. All is well out here in the wild, wild, west.
You and Me Going Fishing on the Ice
John Teddy took Connie and I on an ice fishing extravaganza up river this weekend. We loaded up on JT's four wheel and hit the snow go trail. All was going great until we appeared to be off-trailing all over the frozen river. I admit I got a little nervous, wasn't this the river that was flowing with water only days before due to the high tides. Haven't we had some relatively warm days. Shouldn't we be a little cautious I wondered to myself as John free wheeled all over the drifts and potentially unsafe cracked ice...so when we suddenly sploshed and dropped into a small pocket of thawed ice I leaped off and scrambled to the bank. John proceeded on while Connie tapped his shoulder to draw his attention to the missing cargo.
|Me laying on the ice trying to dig out the hole|
It's all in the 'temple'
Shout Out To: Coastal Villages Regional Fund, the Native Village of Kwinhagak, Bethel Native Corporation, Alaska West Outfitters, and Bethel Regional High School for the very generous donations each of these entities gave us which has enabled several of our intensive students to attend the1st Annual Bethel Regional High School Special Olympics Invitational!!! This is the first time Special Olympics Unified School Program has been hosted in rural Alaska!! What an incredible experience for our kiddos up here! Thanks to Zach Kramer at BHRS heading up this whole show. This is going to be amazing and we get to be part of it! Our kids are so excited. Again, Quyana to those who have helped us make this possible for our kids. This is going to be wonderful for our student athletes attending all of whom have never had the opportunity to travel with a team, stay overnight, participate in sports, or go to a restaurant . We had money to buy matching team warm ups (they all look so professional!) and are borrowing the school basketball uniforms. There is a formal dance Saturday night so we pulled all the prom dresses out of storage. The girls picked out dresses and the boys got suits. I can not wait to see the fun that happens this weekend! I'll be filling you in! Have a great weekend yourselves!
round and round it goes, ever returning on its course."