The pictures have been up for a few days, but just in case you haven't seen them yet GO HERE FOR PICTURES.
The pictures were taken during my trip to Diomede. Diomede is a tiny island out in the Bering Sea. Below is an interactive map for you to play with. Zooming out will give you more of an idea of where I was exactly. Notice that there are actually two islands. The bigger island "Big Diomede" is part of Russia. The international dateline runs between the two islands. From Little Diomede I could literally see into the future by looking across the dateline. Pretty cool.
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Alright, so it's been a little while since I last posted. Make me feel guilty, geez. In my own defense, it's been difficult to update because of extremely slow internet. Unalakleet has direct flights to Anchorage, the BSSD district office, and a grocery store with fresh produce, but somehow decent internet speeds aren't exactly a village forte. We had much faster internet in Stebbins. All complaining aside, Heidi and I are having a lot of fun. Our Thanksgiving break was relaxing, filled with lots of fun with friends, and we even managed a few outings.
Heidi and I went snowshoeing through a tunnel of willows.
I went icefishing with a friend, Henry, from church. I caught several trout, a grayling, and a whitefish (that's what they call it). I ate some pan fried trout for dinner tonight. You can't beat fresh trout and cornmeal. Yum!