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Published: June 13th 2017
We finally got a chance to sleep in after being on the go for the past several days. No worries, as it were. We got the buffet breakfast at the Westmark, and that included Eggs Benedict for me! Sharon wanted to go to church today to make up for missing mass on Sunday. I think she had an excuse though, there were no Catholic Churches in Dead Horse and the one near us in Fairbanks didn’t have an evening Sunday service. They did however have a daily service at 12:10PM today! And the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church was within walking distance, Sharon assured me. I just hadn’t bargained for the rain.
The church was quite full, for a small parish church, and the first Catholic Church to open in Alaska’s interior in 1904. The priest was celebrating his 8th
anniversary of becoming a priest and there were 3 other priests assisting. He was obviously well-loved in the church and some parishioners had arranged cake in celebration of the priest at the end of mass. Sharon looked him up when we got back and he has a very interesting history of getting to the priesthood following years in the
service, being married, and having a son.
On the way back were looking for a place to eat, stumbling on an indoor mini-mall having a number of eateries; although, Sharon wasn’t much interested in the Middle Eastern cuisine that the largest restaurant featured. I guess she had enough of that food on our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We did find a Creperie that satisfied us. I had the savory “Cuban Crepe” that had ham, cheese, pickles and mustard. Sharon had the sweet “Blueberry Crepe” with fresh blueberries and whipped cream (lots of whipped cream). Mine was quite good, and with the added butter browned on the surface, really did taste exactly like a Cuban Sandwich even though it was missing the pork. Sharon’s was good as well; although, she wasn’t happy with that one really sour blueberry.
The rest of the day was a lot of lounging around the room with me writing and catching up on recent days in the blog, and Sharon sorting and choosing pictures for the blog and posting the results. We took turns at the laptop.
We went down for a later dinner than normal.
Even though this spot was adjacent to the place we ate the day before, they both had essentially the same menu. I chose the mushroom risotto, a Vegan dish which they allowed me to add cheese to for no extra charge. I could have also added chicken for an extra $6 or grilled prawns for an extra $11. Fortunately, there was no need for that because Sharon wanted a sirloin that was only offered as part of their “Surf and Turf”. And that “Surf” part was six grilled prawns. My meal was great and Sharon’s sirloin was quite tasty. I know because she left the last bite for me!
We decided to leave the laundry for the next day. It’s not quite as light out late at night as it was in Dead Horse or Cold Foot; but, that twilight does persist.
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