Our classes ran from Monday thru Friday. Each class entailed 2 days worth of lecture and 1/2 day of a field trip. For our culture class we ventured to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Heritage Center had various native dances, games, and displays for us to look at and watch. Also, there was an outdoor exhibit of various houses that tribes stayed in traditionally. It was fun. Lewis, Kaitlyn's dad, took the class with us and got to go with us to the culture center. After being isolated in the village for several months, it was nice to see a familiar face. For our history class our field trip was to the Anchorage Museum. It was rather big, so I focused my energies on one exhibit. The Anchorage Museum had about 600 items on loan from the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. about Alaskan Natives. There were items from each tribe throughout Alaska and Siberia Russia. It was really interesting. The rest of the museum was just alright. :)
On Saturday, Kaitlyn and I were lucky enough to visit the Anchorage Temple. It was nice to sit and enjoy the spirit that resides there. After which, we went to the Anchorage Farmers Market downtown. It was fun, almost like walking through a county fair. There weren't any fruits and vegetables, at least not yet. We spent an hour walking up and down the isles looking at items that were so neat and hoping that one day we could afford them. :) To finish off the day, we went and did some shopping for Togiak next year. We bought a bunch of non-perishable items from Costco and Walmart. It's always exciting to think about what we'll need for an entire year. This, however, was a bit easier because we already have some food in Togiak. Once we were finished shopping we went and picked up our food bins from the Petersons, some members in our branch, and went to the Post Office. Luckily, the Post Office next to the airport is open from 6am to 12am. As we were packing, we realized that we didn't have enough space for all our items. We were 1 tote short. Surprisingly, Kaitlyn bartered with some guy in the post office some of our duck tape for his extra box. We thought it was a great save, however, the box was just a little too small and we ended up buying a bigger box instead. We finally shipped everything off to Togiak about 11:20, about two hours after arriving.
On Sunday, we wen to church at the branch building and met Bro. De St Jeor and Sis. Meyers for the first time, who were visiting from their villages. We were invited back to the Petersons for dinner and spent the rest of the day with them. They are such a great family, I'm glad we met them.