Thursday, 13 March 2003

March 13, 2003

Hello from Unalakleet:

I know that I said that you wouldn't hear from me again, but I did manage to find a computer.

My trip was interesting, the airport was closed until noon today because of the high winds. My plane was not allowed near the terminal because of flying debris off the roof, so we had to take a van to the hanger. On the trip over I saw at least 6 small airplanes that had flipped over, and a few roofs of buildings that the tin had blown off. Once I was in the plane, the pilot couldn't get the engines to start, so she (yes she) called maintenance. The guy that came over told her to try again (that's the first thing any maintenance guy is going to say). Anyway the engines fired up and 1 1/2 hours later I was in Unalakleet.

I was here about 4 hours killing time when, Charlie Bouldings wife came in and asked me if I got Karen's message. When I said no, she said "well your Mark arnt you?". Then all the checkers started scrambling and handed me a message that said "Karen's sick, Call Kaltag". Buy this time Karen had been on the trail for about six hours. So I don't know what that's all about. I hope that it is something that gets better before she gets here.

I don't expect Karen here until at least 4 in the morning.

Anyway I should run, the local kids are starting to circle me.


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