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Mom and Me

Earlier this month my mom visited me in Nome! We were lucky to see many amazing parts of Nome and surrounding country in the few days she was here. And she got to see many sides of Nome:

From the last of the sea ice…

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To Salmon Lake, 34 miles north of Nome…

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To Velvet Eyes, the Pet Reindeer, on the back of a truck!

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One of the highlights of the weekend was getting to go mushing with KNOM’s engineer, Rolland the Amazing, and his daughter Janelle. Rolland had just gotten a new toy, a side-by-side. It’s sort of like a dune buggy. They hooked up their 18 dogs to the buggy. The dogs were panting in the heat. Then Rolland and Janelle kindly took us for the ride of our lives over the tundra.

 

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It was truly a visit to remember. I feel so lucky and privileged to have her here. The best part was just waking up in the morning and knowing my mom was right down the hallway from me, sleeping soundly after an overnight layover in the Anchorage airport.

1 Comment

  1. Grandpa on June 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing, your mom had a fabulous time! She is still talking about it! Gpa