Here are just a few more pictures from our Alaska trip. The landscape is a glacier that we saw. Isn't God's creation beautiful?
The kids in the village of Elim were just so cute! For all the social issues they face, they really loved to play and smile. It could be because most of what they eat is candy. It is rare to see them without candy of pop in their hand. But we had so much fun with them. We miss them.
Although this pictures is not going the right way, you can see we are eating something. This is called "Eskimo Ice Cream". It looks very similar to ice cream, but it is made with:
Crisco or butter whipped together with whale or seal oil and mixed with salmon berries which taste like not quite ripe blueberries. You may think that this wouldn't taste very good, but it actually was VERy good. Joel even had 2 helpings! The native family that made this for us told us it was good because it was made with whale oil instead of seal oil. Usually they put seal oil in it but they really like the seal oil rancid, that's what gives it the 'bad' taste. What a fun adventurous trip. I will post more later.