Posted by: Bonnie & Hans | July 26, 2015

Settling In

We’re settling in to Teacher Housing Unit A, the school and the community. Most days you’d find us at school, emptying drawers and cupboards, sorting and organizing our classrooms.

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“Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.”

It’s been HOT! At the end of the day, after dinner, around 9 pm when it’s cooling off, we take a walk around town.

Kids and even adults going for a swim in the Kobuk (10:15 pm).

10:15 pm – Kids and even adults going for a swim in the Kobuk.

Little kids throwing rocks and looking at bugs by First Lake.

Little kids throwing rocks and looking at bugs by First Lake.

Check out this home-made kneeboard. Village ingenuity…

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More entertaining than anything on TV. Plus there’s always something to see and somebody who’s always glad to see you.

We think this pup should be named Smiley.

We think this pup should be named Smiley.

Sunday mornings have been our traditional, group bike rides. Today was such a beautiful morning it invited us out. After our last ride, people in town said, ” You need to take a gun along.” Not quite like the typical Sunday morning ride, but we were prepared.

Counterclockwise: Yellow bear bell, Garmin, pepper spray, revolver.

Counterclockwise: Yellow bear bell, Garmin, pepper spray, revolver.

Rode to the dump to drop off some garbage and take a few practice shots.

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Bonnie, incidentally, had the best shot of the series.

 

We rode a little further up the road and explored a few side trails.

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RAGBRAI (the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) ended yesterday. Traditionally, riders dip their back wheel in the Missouri, ride across the state, and dip their front wheel in the Mississippi. In solidarity with our RAGBRAI friends, we did a commemorative dip in the Kobuk River. 

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  1. Hans no offense but… Bonnie looks like a bad ass! You guys are so missed.
    Virginia

  2. It’s great to see you folks out enjoying the warm (hot) weather. Glad that you (and your bikes) are prepared out on the trails.


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