The bummer of the trip is that Anchorage just opened (back in October) a Target. The first for the state. I wanted so bad to go to Target, but it is located way out by the base and unfortunately those roads were never really great enough were I felt comfortable travelling them. The buses were also not running that far out of town on Thursday. We got back to Bethel on Friday night on one of the few flights that had left in the past 3 days.
The weather was bad enough to cause problems for the K300, Bethels Dog Sled Race. They were suppose to start on Friday, but because of the warming weather and rain, there was too many "swimming" holes. They didn't want a repeat of last years race. Luckily on Friday night we had a cooling wave with high winds come through to help refreeze what had thawed. We had temperatures drop into the teens and winds of 50+ mph and gusts past 70 mph. They finally got things going Sunday afternoon at noon and they cut out the last leg of the race. Racers are already on their way back to Bethel. They should be coming in early tomorrow morning.