May 26. Between Lloydminster and Dawson Creek we passed three or four buffalo ranches (one had a sign: "Tanned buffalo robes for sale"), a couple of elk and caribou ranches, deer, and a moose. This is a Stone sheep, wild beside the road.
May 30. We made many stops on our Arctic Circle Native Culture Adventure. In Joy, Alaska (a combination tourist store and home), a lady showed us the underground refrigerator. The bottom shelf is the freezer and the middle shelf is the regular refrigerator. It's "closed" when lowered into the ground and is covered by the flat square board on top.
May 30. The tour guide had previously dug (on another trip) a small hole about a 4" diameter and 4" deep and replaced the grass. For us he removed the grass so we could feel the frozen tundra, so near the surface. My fingers touch solid ice.
May 30. Not far north of the Arctic Circle we boarded small planes to fly over the Brooks Mountains to visit an Eskimo village. We flew between mountains and at times the mountains at eye level seemed close enough to touch.
May 30. This village is about four city blocks in any direction. No roads lead into the village. One road goes to a nearby lake about half a mile away. Motor vehicles of any kind must be flown in. Three-wheelers are big here. No police in this area of about 300 souls, but there is a "safety patrol." However, all four tires are flat and this truck hasn't run for some time.
June 2. In Hyder, Alaska, we stopped at the Wildflour (not misspelled) Coffee Shop about 11:30, intending to have a sandwich; but it serves only breakfast and closes at noon. I had another breakfast. Very good.