Tim Hortons. Walmart. Domino’s Pizza. Staples. Independent. Canadian Tire.
What do these all have in common? They all exist in Yellowknife.
Yellowknife = Paradise.
Why do I bring this up you might ask? Last week Joshua was flown out of Whati for PD in a community near Yellowknife. This week, it is my turn. This means we are put up in the Super 8, provided a car, and expected to drive the 1.5 hours on an icy road to Bechekho. We work in PD from 8:45 – 4:00, make the drive back to Yellowknife and then go crazy running errands to buy groceries, school supplies, and anything else we might need.
I arrived in Yellowknife around 5:30 and proceeded to check into the Super 8. Then I dropped my friend off at the Independent and carried on myself to a restaurant. After enjoying the meal while reading my book I continued to Walmart. As you can imagine we do not have much opportunity to buy materials for teaching from the store in Whati. So I have been anticipating this trip to Walmart for a long time. I have my list of goodies for the kiddos already to go, and I cannot wait to see their faces when I return with new things for our classroom.
Alright, now to the fun stuff.
I have a wide variety of photos for you this time. All taken from my Iphone (please be forgiving).
A sneaky student felt the Winter Road opening was worthy of a spot on our class calendar. Can’t say I disagree. As of Friday, the road has officially opened. This means many students will be away for days at a time as they travel with family to other communities. Flights out of Whati are very expensive so for some this is the only opportunity to take the family out of Whati.
I flew in a 9 seater to Yellowknife this weekend. My moms response to this picture sums it up perfectly, “You’re so close to the pilot!”
Joshua left our house for 15 minutes to run to the store (superbowl snacks were in order). Lucy was not too pleased he left.
She waited most of the time by the door, in this position.
The store in Whati has limited selection. But sometimes it has random products are only brought in once. I give you exhibit A. pomegranate salad dressing. If only the spinach wasn’t a fortune.
Afternoon walks to the water. We are loving the longer days. Loving them.
Skidoo tracks to who knows where? But seriously. These could be going anywhere. Locals have cabins all over the place, and fishing nets too.
Teaching multiplication with yogurt lids.
When Joshua says this pizza is better than the domino’s he had in Yellowknife. You know it’s a keeper. Thanks to simply-taylor.com.
An average day walking to school.
The dogs like to greet us at school….and then follow us home.
Did I mention we were able to spend our first Christmas as a married couple in our first home?! All thanks to Joshua’s brother who drove it down from Peterborough for us. We cannot wait to get back to our Airstream in June.
See ya later alligator.