The Tuckers are leaving sunny Florida to make the move to a small remote village in the Yukon Flats area of Alaska. We will be living and working in Arctic Village Alaska. Mike will be working as an Area Technical Information Specialist and I will be teaching in a small village school. We have four kids ages 10, 8, 7, and 4. Our village can only be accessed by air. We are bordered by the Brooks Mountain Range and the Chandalar River. I will be posting our adventure to share with the friends, students, and teachers I left in Florida.
September 20th 2007
The Tuckers have made it to Alaska. We arrived Monday at 6:30 our time and have spent the last two days in Fairbanks at Pikes Waterfront Lodge. Fairbanks is very civilized and has all the luxuries. We wont get the real Alaska experience until we get into the village. Mike and I are training to work for the Yukon Flats School District and it has been alot of information. Todays sessions opened with a G'wichin blessing in the native language and it was very pretty. We are considered chocos and will be that until we are no longer new comers...then we will be sour doughs. Very interesting dynamics here. Noone seems to worry about fashion only warmth and comfort which makes sense :) Ive seen very few women fuss with cosmetics and that will be hard ... read more