Monday, June 23, 2008

Alaska 2008

Restoration Point has arrived in Alaska. The majority of a team of 20 has arrived and are getting settled into Soldotna, AK on the Kenai Peninsula. Some interesting items of note thus far...there really is literally no dark, only dusk at night. It really does mess with your internal clock. It is midnight and yet you think it is only 8 or 9 at night. However, the landscape is too breathtaking to not appreciate the extra sunlight and hiking on a trail at 11pm.

We begin our disaster training and preparation exercise tomorrow. FEMA VAL from Region X will be coming to teach our team about disasters in Alaska, how volunteers are a part of any response situation, and how to be prepared to respond. This is just the beginning of several seminars we will be hosting or conducting.

Team members are from all over the United States and Canada. It is shaping up to be a great two weeks. We will post more when we get the chance but the wake up call is fast approaching and I have yet to go to bed. In the meantime, here is a picture of a moose and two calves.

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