"When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky"
-Guatama Siddharta

Over and under and up and down...sunshine and thunder...a laugh and a frown!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Walkin' on Tundra...

9/19/10

These two feet were walking all over the Alaskan Tundra today...no really! In fact, I peed on the tundra (which was going to be my blog post title, but figured I'd be less crude, for once!). As for peeing on the tundra, it was in an outhouse, on the tundra, so yea it counts, especially when you consider that it's me...Miss I Hate Camping/Outdoor Peeing

Back to my adventures, because they certainly were that! It started as a planned drive out to the White Mountains with several stops along the way! First stop was to Pedro's, the site where he first found gold in 1902. In fact, when we stopped there were men panning for gold, it was really neat!

 

I did see a moose on the way out to the White Mountains, unfortunately it wasn't exactly the kind of moose I wanted to see...it was being "dressed" (I believe that's the appropriate term) on the side of the road. From now on I will be more specific with my requests to see wildlife and will mention "live" within that request!

With the various stops it took about 2 1/2 or 3 hours to get out to the White Mountains and Central AK. It was a beautiful day and great for pictures! I couldn't believe how desolate everything was. People actually live like this!! We didn't see a single store, gas station, anything for the whole drive until we got to Central, there was a restaurant, but it was closed...and for sale. If the lack of plumbing wasn't enough, the social isolation would completely do me in!



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