Sunday, September 28, 2008

Return from the Alaska Frontier!!

Well you may or may not know that I've finally come back from the North Country!! I was there for 5 months! It didn't seem like I was there that long, but by the last few days I was ready to go home. It was hard to see friends who I had gotten so close to, leave. The three best boys from Adventure Crew left a couple days before me. I was sad I wouldn't be able to see them for so long. Fortunately, though I will be able to visit in the beginning of November and they will all be in Colorado for work.

Anywho, it's kinda weird being back in civilization. I'm not used to having everything back at my fingertips. The day I flew home, I stayed overnight in Seattle and got to go to the first mall in 5 months. It was fun, but total culture shock! And you never really realize what you miss until you get it back. For example today I heard thunder for the first time in probably a year and it was soooo cool!! Yea, I'm a dork. ;) 

On the other hand I really miss Alaska. Life was so simple there. I didn't have to worry about anything except for giving tours, and even that wasn't that hard. I earned enough moolah that I didn't have to worry about paying bills, and I didn't have to worry about not being able to afford anything (which probably got me into trouble, evil North Face ;). It also made me appreciate the gospel much more, seeing all those people who didn't have the gospel in their lives and just being grateful that I knew what I knew. I can't wait to go back next season!! My best buddy, Donnie Gene, and some other friends are going to be drivers and also want to go out on highway, so if that all works out it'll be a partay!!

But for now, I'm chillin in Utah until November 3rd, and then it will be off to Washington, DC!! Until then, I'll probably do some shopping, get my car fixed up, get my hair done and all that nonsense...woooo!!!