Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 The Iditarod (dog racing is soooo awesome!)

Attention everyone! I have found my calling in life! I am going to be
a dog sledder when I grow up!

video


The Iditarod was this Saturday and it
was so awesome!!! We got to shovel intersections when cars would drive
across the snow track that they had to truck in from Fairbanks cuz
there wasn't enough snow in Anchorage! They just piled a bunch of snow
down Main Street and everyone partied! Where else will anyone ever do
that?! It is sssooo strangely funny! I love it! But ya, it was hard
work and half the time they wouldn't warn us when a team was close so
the cops controlling traffic would have to suddenly stop traffic and
we would have to run in the middle of the road to smooth out all of
the snow. It was great! Those dogs are so adorable! Bailey, you would
love all of the huskies I think I found choncho.... But he was running
so I couldn't get a pic sorry :/

My zone

Also later that same Saturday there was a reindeer run.... Where they
would let reindeer run loose down a street and people would dress up
in costumes and run with them... Kind of like the bull run in Spain
where people would run with the Bulls. It was quite exciting! And all
I can think is "only in Alaska" haha it is awesome!!!

We are still serving at the soup kitchen every Saturday, I love it so
much! I meet the most amazing people there... when they are sober.
They have the coolest stories to tell. We met this one native named
Bernard who just talked with us for a really long time telling us all
of these stories from his childhood and of his family. He also tried
to teach us some Eskimoian but I can't really remember  any of it....
But it sounded cool!

We also found a new investigator there! We went to teach her later in
the week in the afternoon and while we were teaching her, a man came up
to us and he was not quite himself we can call it. Anyways, he was so
enamored with my beauty that he proposed to me. Of course, I politely
declined and helped him to the line for him to get food. It was quite
exciting.

Anyways I love you all, I love Alaska, and I love this gospel! If it
wasn't true I wouldn't be out here teaching it! I hope you all are
safe and making good choices!

Love
Sis. Johnson
😊

1 comment:

  1. Hey that was great. I knew a lot about Alaska from a missionary from my ward who was there over a year ago. The ice on the roads are met for ice skating! Sounds like you're doing a super job. Keep at it. Valerie!

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