"You hang around while I go on ahead."
This picture was taken while Alaska Freedom Band was in Huslia, Alaska and the temperature was -20F. The sled is loaded with the Band's guitars and gear. The snowmachine had taken the place of dogs in a lot of villages. (Don't have to feed them.) I see more dogs and sleds here in my own backyard than I have seen in any villages! Which reminds me, the Great Iditarod Sled Dog Race is coming up real quick too! (March).
Even with Augustine spouting off occasionally we are not in any danger of getting too warm up here! Last night Doug and I drove to Anchorage and attended the Anchorage Native New Life Fellowship meeting. They meet every monday night for singing and testimonies of Jesus Christ in thier lives. Was a very good meeting.
On the 60+ mile drive home we watched as the temperature dropped from -8F in Anchorage to -18F here at Twin Lake. I am very thankful for the garage that we can pull into to avoid having to run from the car to the house, wait for the house key to open the door and jump inside as quickly as possible.
The trip to Glenallen, Gulkana, Mentasta and Copper Center was great. We gained 644 miles on the Impala during the past weekend, with the trip to Anchorage we added over 700 miles. AND!!!!! I forgot my camera! Although, it was actually a nice change not be always wondering if I should take a picture or not. But, 700 miles of pictures...
I saw great shots all the way up and all the way home. Take my word for it, beautiful pictures but I definitely would not want to be camping out there! Too cold! No caribou. We saw moose, but I wanted to see a HUGE herd of caribou that I always have only heard about and never have seen --- yet. Well when I traveled to Prudhoe Bay one year I saw many, many caribou, but have never seen a herd crowding across the highways like my husband grew up seeing. (The Cantwell area.) That's what I want to see someday. I HOPE I remember my camera if I ever do!
Alaska Freedom Band is a gospel singing bunch that desires to travel to remote villages and towns that ache for spiritual refreshment and fellowship. The meetings in the Glenallen area were not only refreshing to the villagers but to the Band as well. I have learned that this is the normal way things go with traveling to share. The ones that share with singing and testimonies return home happy to have been with the Christian's in other towns.
Have not had time to check in with the volcano but we listened to the radio a lot and if there was something exciting going on I am sure we would have heard.
My daughters Marie and Karla are on the East Coast (North Carolina) today and will return February 5. I am sure Marie will return with many pictures from there too. So, smile North Carolina!