>Tanana (Monday June 7th)

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Waking up Monday morning, the team felt a surge of positive energy and morale. Well rested and recharged, we headed South for a beautiful six hour drive to Tanana.
We arrived to the community waiting for us on the bank of the river and immediately felt welcomed! The village had a truck waiting for us to transport Coastie and offered showers, internet, and a truck for our use while we were in town. We would like to express our gratitude and thanks for all you did to assist us!
Once Coastie was unloaded, the adults in the village motored around town on quads, rounding up all the children to come meet Coastie. An Upward Bound group, in town for awhile, also joined us for the Coastie presentation. Over 50 children of all ages laughed and learned as Coastie taught us how to be safe on the water. He even taught us how to be safe on the ice when the river freezes and we travel on snowmachines instead of in boats!
We were honored by an invitation to dinner before hitting the river again. This time towards Galena. Home town of Jo-Ann Grimaldi!

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