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    • November 26, 2012 by gmamia
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    • My Alaskan Adventure
    • Now the ice and snow are my friend and the frozen precipitation make traveling by dog sled easy.


      Before subways and buses, horse-drawn streetcars were one of the first kinds of mass transportation systems in the United States. The first streetcars were used in New York City in 1832. The steel wheels developed for the cars ran along a rail, making it easier for a single horse to pull the weight. The rails also made the ride a lot less bumpier than the regular horse-drawn carriage. I used to love driving my Mustang car to school . I was so grateful for good weather. Ice and snow used to be one of my fears, but now the ice and snow are my friend and the frozen precipitation make traveling by dog sled easy.

      Mrs. Puckett’s Alaskan Adventure
      It was always my dream to live in a cabin in Alaska. Over Thanksgiving break I stayed in a cabin in the Badlands of South Dakota. I enjoyed watching “Alaska, The Last Frontier.” It is this television show that inspired me to write.
      We traveled 12 hours to get here by barge. The trip by water had to be timed perfectly with the
      rise of the tide or our barge could hit bottom or at worst capsize. I am heading out today in
      search of a rabbit on very little sleep. I learned to hunt on an empty stomach. My senses are in
      tune in this survival mode; tired, hungry, and cold.
      I hear the whir of the wind. A screech in the forest calls that movement is near. There are tiny
      tracks in the snow that lead to underbrush. It is the perfect cover for rabbits. I hear a scamper in
      the snow. My mind drifts back to dry Kansas where a scamper in the leaves indicated mouse,
      snake, or rabbit. It seems here in the Alaskan snow silence is the only thing heard. I’m keeping
      my mind busy with prior knowledge of noises: buses, honking horns, and sirens. Before subways and buses, horse-drawn streetcars were one of the first kinds of mass transportation systems in the United States. The first streetcars were used in New York City in 1832. The steel wheels developed for the cars ran along a rail, making it easier for a single horse to pull the weight. The rails also made the ride a lot less bumpier than the regular horse-drawn carriage. I used to love driving my Mustang car to school . I was so grateful for good weather. Ice and snow used to be one of my fears, but now the ice and snow are my friend and the frozen precipitation make traveling by dog sled easy.
      My mother always said, “A watched pot never boils.” Now that my mind drifted to other
      sounds, and other modes of transportation. I see the furry creature. I am trying to think
      from his perspective. He is stopped and listening for predators too. Quickly the arrow
      pierces his heart. I enjoy rotary rabbit upon the warm fire. The smell of barbeque is in
      the air. It taste like chicken and juniper berries. Rabbits in the wild eat about anything
      green and this bunny ate juniper berries. I am so thankful for my meal. A true hunter
      eats what they kill. My stomach is full and I am ready to rest like a bear in hibernation.
      This day is good. I do not have to forage on choke cherries today.

       
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    xenophobia22 said:
    Thank you for sharing the story. I too, will one day visit The Wilds of Alaska. You brought us there. :-)
    posted about 1 year ago

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