The latitude of Barrow is 71° 17' 26" N. The top of the continental United States is 49° N and the Arctic Circle is 66° 33' N. Needless to say, Barrow is in the North!
First I flew up there in James Brown Airlines...
Then I saw a town that I did not expect. Barrow is one of the towns spoken of often in Alaska. As such, I thought it would be a little more established. But in reality...there is not a paved street, not every house has running water, there are no street lights--just lights attached to the power lines.
I went to take pictures of a senior officer's visit there. But while I was there, I had one goal...take a dip in the Arctic Ocean.
Before I post the pictures, you must be warned...I have a body for Alaska...it doesn't see much sun.
My other souvenir I came home with was the flu. The Air Force hospital hasn't told me yet if it was H1N1 or not. I guess asking for flu test results in less than 3 weeks is asking for too much. Kaelynn teases I got the flu from the Arctic Ocean...but I don't think polar bears or walruses carry the flu.
Hi, this is Kaelynn. My husband doesn't know that I am adding this, but he asked me to look at his pictures from the Barrow trip, in them I found one random picture of some lady's mullet. It made me laugh so hard! Of course my husband is the one to take a picture of someone/something like that while he is supposed to be taking scenery pictures. Hee Hee, and I couldn't resist adding it to his post!