UPDATE- Saturday June 16th
(A Day in Barrow))
We are staying at the King Eider Inn.  We checked in yesterday.  We had a reservation for a regular room last night and then we had reserved the "Presidential Suite" for tonight and tomorrow night.
What we did today:  drive around town; Inupiat Heritage Center;  Polar Bear search, and a little more.
What we learned today:  no paved streets;  everything built on the permafrost;  only way to get here in the summer is by plane- in the winter there is a frozen road from Prudhoe Bay  (about 500 miles);  Barrow is the capital of the North Slope Borough, the largest borough in the world at 89 million square miles;  wealthy borough- $80 million High School & Elementary School;  saw no Polar Bear.
Thought it best that we show you our day in pictures:


Met Charles (Pres. of Board of Ed) & Rebecca Brower at breakfast


No Paved Streets


Entering Inupiat Heritage Center


Dance Demonstration in the Center


Sharon teaching Inupiat Children how to dance


Inupiat Blanket Toss


Polar Bear Search Tour

 




Presidential Suite


High School


Elementary School


Homes built on stilts because of Permafrost


Sharon, refusing to dip toe in Arctic Ocean, dips finger and then complains of frostbite


No Bears