As we do our next-to-last minute Christmas shopping, we see Little Alan drive his motorcycle through Dimond Center Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays!!!
The plan had been to head out the door and off towards Anchorage in time to go through the McDonald's drivethrough in time for breakfast. Unfortunately, I woke up at 9:34 AM, Margie at 9:38 and little Kalib - none of us are quite certain when he woke up.
He was still snoozing soundly at 10:00 AM - the time when McDonalds ceases to serve breakfast. At some point between then and 11:00, I stepped into the bedroom and found him sitting up in bed, looking around.
"Good morning, Kalib," I greeted.
"No!" he shouted back. "I'm trying to get some sleep!"
With that, he flung himself back down on the bed and yanked the coveres over his head.
So Margie and I cooked up some fried potatoes and eggs and we headed for town a little before noon.
Yesterday's snow had tapered off to a few random flakes here and there and soon stopped altogether.
The first time that I tried to take a picture, I was very dismayed to discover that I had forgotten to put a compact flash card in my camera.
We started out at 5th Avenue Mall, where we bumped into Caroline Cannon of Point Hope, with the young woman who is about to marry her son.
Whenever I go to town and to a shopping place, I almost always come across friends from the North Slope - and at Christmas time, Always.
From there we went to Sear's and from there to Dimond Center. It was there that we ran into little Alan Beall III with his mom, Sharene Ahmaogak. Regular readers know them, because when I go to Barrow I almost always stay with Sharene's brother, Roy Ahmaogak, and Sharene lives right next door in the home of her parents, Savik and Myrna, where we take our meals.
I felt real bad that I had forgotten my camera and then I remembered the obvious - my iPhone!
So here is Little Alan of Barrow, Alaska, and his little motorcycle, at Dimond Center, photographed wit my iPhone.
Little Alan drives his motorcycle through Dimond Center.
Next, we went to Pier 1 Imports. And that was it. And this will be my last post until the day after Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays... happy whatever it is that this season, which marks the beginning of the return of light, means to you.