The most exciting of all the things that happened this week was that I FINALLY was able to double my mileage from the beginning of this year... Last riding season I ended with 897.5 miles on my new ski doo... Yesterday, I rolled over to 1795 miles... Then I hit another milestone--1800. :) Thats the first video and picture.
Yesterday afternoon we took off for Emmonak to get a few groceries... Mostly I wanted to go for the sun on my face. :) On the way back, I stopped because I hadn't noticed for a year an a half but there is a cool old wooden boat toward the end of our slough. I saw it last weekend, maybe, but didn't take the time to check it out. We got back to AUK from EMO around 530 or 6 last night, so I figured I had plenty of time to go check it out... Jana, Culea, and Nathaniel all joined me in the exploration. Here are a few fun pictures and a video of Nathaniel jumping off one of the logs sticking out of the bank.
|Rackin' 'em up!|
What a fabulously ridiculous coworker. Ha! Nathaniel jumping off the log.
|My shadow... ALWAYS following me everywhere... Ha.|
|Some random stuff by the boiler.|
|An old boiler.|
|I'm not sure what this is, I didn't wander that direction... Best guess is another boat??|
|The rudder. Is that what they're called??|
|I was trying to see if I could find a year on it... I can barely make out the model number...|
|Reminds me of the boat in Forrest Gump... Or maybe from|
The Little Mermaid. Ha!
|How could you resist that sunshine on your face?!|
|Pretty sure we should be an advertisement for ski doo... Or at least Alaska Mining and Diving...|
|How did I miss this fun last year?!|
|I'm obviously a Carlon... Super excited about the old Caterpillar parts. :)|
|Jana needed a boost, so I pushed on her butt... I needed a boost, so she pulled me up.|
Such good friends. :)
|Preparing for takeoff!|
|If you look closely, you can see my left arm through Culea's finger... Ha.|
|Thats where I landed... Felt my back compress on impact then upper back slightly go out (??) as I fell forward... Ha.|
|Best friend in the Bush... Carhartts.|