Bonnie had a bothersome tooth; sensitive to hot and cold foods, and even breathing in cold air (which we’ve had a lot of) wasn’t fun. So, what do you do when you have a toothache way out here? You go to the dentist in Anchorage. Last Saturday was spent getting ready for a sub and Sunday she flew first to Kotzebue in a Caravan (the Turbine Engine Caravan can accommodate 9 passengers or three thousand pounds of cargo) and then on to Anchorage in a Boeing 737 jet (which can accommodate more than 9 people and lots of cargo).
Bonnie was getting into Anchorage as the Iditarod teams were starting out on the trail. Downtown was quiet on Monday after a full weekend.
After seeing the dentist, it was time to get back in the planes and fly back to the village.
Back home. Hopefully insurance will cover the dentist bill and some of the extras.
Flight costs: $1079. Hotel cost: $149.76. Ouch!