Monday, May 5, 2008

Fun Weekend

Mel racing across the Kotzebue Sound
My speed racer posing with her machine

Getting down with the chain saw.

The Kotzebue Branch Shea fishing trip
(The fishing was good, the catching was bad)

Our new elder couple missionaries from Utah...they
were a little under dressed but they had fun.

I arranged for a babysitter to come over and sit with the kids. I had to gather firewood for the Branch Shea fishing trip and we decided to turn it into a snow machine date. We rode up the trail about 20 miles and then decided to get off of the beaten path and break our own trail. We had a lot of fun cutting in and out of the trees. We did get a little nervous when we approached a dense patch of trees...we came across a bunch of fresh bear tracks...decided not to go in there...We rode around for a couple of hours and on the way back home we stopped to cut wood. It was a good evening. It is amazing how big this country is. Three and half hours, 52 miles and we did not see one person on the trail!


Megan said...

Awesome! What an adventure! Meliss, you look so cool next to your racer! That poor Utah couple, did someone tell them what kinds of clothes to wear? They look cold! :)

Melissa, I just read that Twilight series, it's fun! Did you read the other two yet?

Megan said...

Hi guys! Hey, I'm in AK, woohoo! We just got in last night, and we're here for three weeks. It's just the kids and I, but we'd love to see you if you happen to be coming to town sometimes before June 8. I'm just crossing my fingers that you are, since we seems to magically be able to cross paths every time I come, but if not I'll just be sad I'm missing you. Definitely let me know so we can get together and catch up. You can email me if you want, I just didn't have your email address with me.

dmwal at telus dot net

By the way, I was telling my father in law about your blog, he's big into snow machining and outdoorsy stuff, and I told him I could hook him up with a true Alaskan adventure! :) He thought your branch activity sounded awesome!