Thursday, May 12, 2011

Nome (part 4)

Nome's Safeway aka Hanson Trading Co.

Thursday morning Mr. X had more meetings and I had a few pictures to take, so we agreed to meet at the airport at noon.

This is a scoop from a dredge. They are everywhere. They are used to mark property boundaries and as a bit of a fence around the city center.


Pt. Barrow in the frozen boat harbor. The fish processor closed the crab catch because the water was too slushy

Norton Sound Seafood Center dock

Northland Services is who barged our goods to Juneau. I've got a special place in my heart for them.

School bus shelter

I spent some time taking pictures in the cemetary

How about that frozen mud puddle.

Mr. X showed up at the the airport late enough that I was worried about him. The Nome airport does not have a waiting room after security. We all waited in the airport lobby, then an Alaska Airline's attendant checked our boarding passes and we then went through TSA screening. From there we walked out to the tamac and on to our plane.

This time we headed over the Arctic Circle for a stop in Kotzebue.

We dropped off several passengers and then turned toward Anchorage. After a 3 hour layover there we headed for home, arriving about 10 pm.

I had a fantastic time in Nome. Everyone we talk to are a little skeptical about that, but really it's the truth. I cannot think of the circumstances that took me to Nome or the feelings I had while hiking on Anvil Mountain, without thinking that I was supposed to go to Nome. For whatever reason, I was supposed to be there and also I am doing what I'm supposed to be doing, living the life I should be. It's a wonderful feeling to know that.


  1. It does look beautiful and full of adventure-- which you two are full of! Glad you had a good time.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed your Nome trip. You scare me though cuz I'm guessing you aren't carrying "protection" on those walks. If I had money I'd buy you a nice .44 revolver! Remember that teacher that went on her fun run on the edge of small town alaska and got killed by the wolf?!

    Otherwise, your trip sounds pretty cool. I am jealous! I like our new hometown, but miss many aspects of Alaska. I am sure we will be back at some point.

    Maybe you could get Mr. X to find a job out at Lake Illiamna! I know I can get my Mr Mr a job out there! No Safeway, but plenty of adventure!

  3. I'm glad today's article in the Fairbanks news wasn't about you, but maybe it'll give you an idea that it could have been....

    Bear mauls Nome man
    by The Associated Press Fairbanks Daily News Miner
    May 16, 2011 | 195 views | 0 | 1 | | ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A bear mauled a man just outside Nome.

    The Anchorage Daily News says the victim has been identified as Wes Perkins, who was attacked Sunday. Perkins is the former chief of the Nome volunteer fire department and now works as Nome area supervisor for the telecommunications company TelAlaska.

    Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says Perkins was taken to the Nome hospital following the attack and then flown to another city for medical treatment.

    A person who was with Perkins at the time of the mauling shot and killed the bear.

    Peters had few details about the attack on Monday. She said she was waiting to hear from the wildlife trooper in Nome.

    Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Bear mauls Nome man

  4. The stories and pictures are great - the puddle is the coolest thing ever and it's the perfect ice for crunching!


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