The old Fur Rendezvous has come and gone. This year was a little bit different as I got to watch the dog sled race as it went through the park near our house. I also got to compete in the outhouse race, which we won. Things are pretty neat up here, even if they are a little different.
Many people don’t have running water in Alaska. It can lead to poor sanitation, disease, and lots of outhouses. We have a working outhouse in our front yard. We do have running water. We even got that electricity. The city does not provide water at our address. We use a well. We also have a septic system as the city sewer does not connect to where we are.
Now, we are not way out in the sticks. We are at the edge of town and the newer subdivisions nearby have city sewer and water. Our place is just a little older. The outhouse does give our place a little more of a rustic feel. Or maybe a junkyard feel, I am not sure which one yet.
This is a picture of our outhouse with a full moon rising.