Thursday, August 04, 2005
to the south
this is a view of town as i followed the boardwalk to the south.
as you can see, the children are most often found on bikes, speeding down the walkways.
i have almost been hit three times.
there are snow machines sitting in the weeds off to the side, waiting to be used.
farther down this wooden sidewalk i saw a pickup truck sittin, unused but in good condition, sitting the brush.
i asked a student "why is there a car here? there are no roads"
he smiled at me as if i was a small child asking why the sky was blue.
"in the winter, when the rivers are frozen, there are plenty of roads."
this truck plays the role of a taxi each winter.
I am interested why there are people settled on a swamp/glacier in the middle of Alaska. What is out there that is attracting these people? Let me know. -CarverPost a Comment