Friday, May 15, 2009

Weekend May 2nd

On this weekend we had some really fun adventures. The Jo(h)ns were still here to enjoy it with us too. On Friday after school we all went to the local heritage center. At the center they had a whaling exhibit and others that detail the local culture of the North Slope. That night, Sam and Jenny went to bed really early and got up at 2 a.m. and took a taxi into town. They volunteered at an all-night lock-in at the high school. The lock in was a fundraiser for the Barrow cheerleaders and the sophomore class.
After watching elementary and middle school children go crazy from too much sugar and pass out from no sleep, they wandered around the town in the morning stopping at landmarks, hotels, the airport and napped. Soon enough it was time for the local rummage sale! The whole group met up at the rummage sale and we searched for some good buys. We were all pretty successful at finding some souvenirs at a reasonable price.
That evening we learned the local card game Snerts from our friends at the college. Some say its for old people, but we caught on quick and really got into it. Later that evening we also made a big fort / indoor igloo. Ahh! To be a kid again...
That night, the sky was clear and the midnight sun was shining very brightly. The Jo(h)ns left the next day, we miss them!


  1. Yay!! Thank you for the updates and beautiful pictures. You have had some wonderful adventures and I appreciate you all taking the time to share them with us. Can we have one or two more before you leave?

    Looking forward to having you back in Minnesota on Thursday!

  2. Thanks for all the updates. Many friends, relatives and co-workers are following what is happening "near" the top of the world with six GAC students!!

    Thanks again for taking the time to update this blog. It is appreciated.