A piece of my heart arrived safe n' sound, there was a glitch in Chicago, due to a delay from
Kodiak Island. The commuter airline would not fly, due to high winds...so additional $ was needed to get the ticket active again, from that point on..different airline. ( a 1 day delay)
My son n' friends took care of this online, prior, but the email hadn't come back with a conf #, so i was worried.
He had a wonderful trip, brought home a few gifts, handmade from the natives on the island. (yes, this dream catcher, was one of them) When we were on Adak, there wasn't any natives....Kodiak, is sooo much more civilized. They have a Wal-Mart, I am stunned.
Memories of what we endured as a newly married couple on Adak, an island in the Aleutian chin, off the Alaskan coastline(about 1,500 mls from the mainland).
When i arrived in Adak, it was like being on Junk Yard Wars(tv show), all the vehicles were rough looking, bits and pieces.
There was only 5mls of tarred road, on the island, a pet cementary, which i had just finished reading that, Stephen King novel -...spooky, the National Forest had 24 tiny pine trees...maybe 3ft tall. We had at least sixteen, earth tremors a day,we had to evacuate to Bering Hill, if a tsunami was spotted.
There was a gossip rock, people would spray paint this huge rock on the main road, like Happy Birthday, Congrats; Sometimes the messages weren't so positive..i saw so n' so with so n' so.
It was a crazy place, we were closer to Russia then the U.S. One Navy wife, would call home and tell people, what planes she saw. She was warned to keep quiet...one day, the military police came to her door, told her to pack and she was put on a plane, homeward bound. You had to have a clearance to be there, even all the spouses and other civilians that lived there, had to be
Fond memories of a place that is like no other in the world~ or at least not like any in the Lower 48.