Friday, February 19, 2010

Photos from the Frozen North

Here's a few of the 300+ photos that I received last week from my Alaskan missionary. I'll try to narrate them the best I can:
Looks like the Northern Lights to me. (Fairbanks)

Blurry footwear used in Alaska.

I guess they don't tract much in Alaska.

Umm, I have nothing to say about this one. (Fairbanks)
He did mention that people have lots of guns. (see previous photo)

Proof positive....Yes, Virginia, there really is a North Pole.

Wow!

The famous Alaska pipeline......(still in Fairbanks)

I believe this was Christmas Dinner.....

Welcome to Nome.....

Mode of transportation in Nome. (crazy!)

Mode of dress in Nome.

What they drink in Nome.

 What they eat in Nome. (he said it was a musk ox)

Now we have been transferred to Sitka.

Remember the movie "The Proposal?"

Sitka is an island...

Looks like he is doing great.
(and gained a little weight!)
I have enough of these to last the rest of the month....
But I won't....

11 comments:

Momza said...

Wow. How cool that he gets to live in such a unique place?!!
The pics are awesome! I could look
AT 'EM ALL DAY LONG~ )oops hit the capslock).
Anyway, he looks happy and healthy, the two things us Moms worry about most!

Amy said...

Is that Daniel doing the baptizing?

It is so awesome seeing these pictures. I miss Daniel so much but it's incredible to see him having all these experiences and looking so happy!

Kassi Jane said...

o my gosh i cant believe they baptize in that water! Brrrrrr

John Taylor Family said...

Oh wow! It's interesting seeing how they live...and wow is right on that baptism picture! BRRR!! and AWESOME!!

Anonymous said...

Daniel looks so great! that one picture of him with the crab (?) makes him look just like he did when he was 3 years old. BTW, if he goes to Ketchican, I will make sure my sis-in-law (Mel's sister, Marie Mecham) invites him over to eat dinner. They LOVE the elders there!

Love your garden, also.

Laura C.

Lori said...

wow, great pictures! i was dying about the baptism in the icy water.

Patrice said...

I am cold just looking at those pictures. Is there a polar bear baptism club?

RhondaLue said...

musk ox=gross
guns=COOL!
I love, love, LOVE all the pictures! What an awesome place he gets to be...what an EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, and the freezing baptism...now, THAT is a true convert! :) WOWSA!

Jen said...

I LOVE THESE!!! I miss him. I'm so glad he is doing so well. What adventures! He is going to have LOTS of stories to tell.

Larissa said...

Those are some great pictures!! We would be broke if we had to pay that much for milk!!!! Glad he is doing well, he looks great!

Crandalls said...

Wow. I loved the pictures and seeing pictures of Daniel. We all love him so much.

Linda