Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Weekend in Nome

The price of airline tickets, like everywhere, are going up for bush flights. So we've decided that when we are going into and out of Nome, we'll drive as much as possible. That's easier said than done. The trip involves leaving home with the 4-wheeler, driving to the boat, packing up the boat, going 8 miles over the ocean to Teller then driving the highway that connects Nome and Teller. Our friend Kenny helped us out with the boating part of the journey, then once in Teller, we were able to borrow a friend's truck to drive into town. It all worked out well enough and we were in Nome by supper time on Friday. Once you're on the road, it's about an hour and a half drive.

Notice the difference in how the guys are dressed. Kenny is what you'd call acclimated.

Scenes from the Nome-Teller Highway.

Once we were in Nome, we stayed with our friends, James and Amy. They had good news for us as soon as we arrived. They're expecting their first baby in March, so we're very happy for them.

When you stay with James and Amy, they keep you busy. On Saturday, I joined Amy and her friends for water aerobics at the Nome High School pool, which was a lot of fun, even though there wasn't an instructor. The ladies were experienced and helped each other lead the class. After that, C.O., Harold and James joined us at the pool. In the evening, Amy and I went to see a movie. It's been ages since I've been to a movie theater. Then out for pizza at Milano's.

I think Amy and James worry about their dog, Chili scaring or hurting Harold, but we always say, kids and dogs will come to an agreement on their own. And it's true. Chili and Harold got along just fine.

On Sunday, we attended church, then had lunch at Airport Pizza. James and Amy were kind enough to watch Harold while we did some business around town. We stopped out to see our friends, Roger and Cheryl for a bit. Then stocked up on some fresh produce to take back with us. Let me tell you, we've been eating good since we got back. BLTs, salads, tacos, grapes etc. I even have 3 pumpkins and 2 squash. Yum!

When we got back, Harold was just waking from a nap. He had some pretty crazy hair for a while.

I think James and Amy will make good parents, don't you?

Then, home again, home again, jiggety jig.


Rosco said...

Harold's hair is too cute!

Anonymous said...

he is getting so big already! it was like yesterday that i watched him. how ya guys going? leah and i are doing good. all my classes are going good. leah doing good in school too and enjoying it.
take care and god bless ya all!
Jennie and Leah