We were supposed to finish the three-day multi-activity package after having breakfast, so it was almost a free day. We were going to help Mrs. Pat and Mr. Ed fix the trail for dog sleds.
It was dinner time the day before when I began to think about helping them. At that time, Mrs. Pat said they were going to fix the trail, especially where I had fallen down, for the people who were coming to ride the dog sled on 30th; the day after.
By the way, at that time, I told her for the first time that I had waved my hands just before falling down from the sled. Mrs. Pat looked a little stunned to hear that.
The word, “fix” reminded me of the new trail which we made in order to get the best spot for auroras in the shortest distances from our cabin. It also led to the dog sled trail. I didn’t know what kind of fixing they were going to do, but I was worried that the trail we had made may have bothered the dog sled trail.
I told her about my worry. She said “Oh well. I didn’t tell you everything. We are going to check it tomorrow.”
I was still worried so that my husband and I checked our new trail and the surroundings when we waited for auroras the day before, and we decided to help them.
We offered help at the table for breakfast. After breakfast, we all went to see the dogs.
Today’s breakfast; freshly made waffles and slices of bacon.
At the beginning, we cleaned the dog’s house and around there by taking their poos away. The dogs looked happy.
This is SPOT. Mrs. Pat and Mr. Ed call him “very very shy boy” because he always stay inside like this and never comes out if there is someone near him. Even if it were Mrs. Pat, it seemed difficult to make him come outside.
Next, we were off to the trail. We shoveled and heaped up the snow in order to fix the trail. The new trail which we made didn’t need a big effort to fix. It made me so relieved.
The dogs who accompanied us like DOZER, YUKIE, and so on were so excited because they could run around the large snow fields without any leash!
We checked the trail, played with the dogs, and finished fixing around noon.
We had to prepare all our meals starting from that lunch. We made rice balls by using the rice left over which Mrs. Pat gave us. We ate the rice balls, the coleslaw salads which she also gave us, and sausages which we bought at the supermarket in Alaska.
We chose the sausage with reindeer meat added.
It was tasty because of the strong taste of meat and spices.
In the afternoon, we put on snowshoes which we borrowed from Mrs. Pat and went hiking in the forest near there.
I saw just trees and snow and it was quiet. We warmed up and even sweated because we walked longer. It was good exercise.
We went back about the time for feeding the dogs and helped.
After helping, we prepared our dinner. We ate the biggest Rainbow Trout Salmon barbecued and raw fish, SASHIMI in Japanese, of small King Salmon. Of course, they both were what we caught the day before. We also ate salads and a Portobello, which is our favorite mushroom and we called it “haunted mushroom”, and drank sake which we brought from home in the Seattle.
About the observation of auroras, it was almost cloudy and we got tired, so we decided to sleep soundly. However, each of us got up and checked the sky at once during that night. It was still cloudy and there was no aurora, either.