Vern. We wound up our day with a tour of Inuvik's Igloo Church. (Strongly recommended.) Our guide only had keys to the front door of the church. The front stairs were undergoing replacement and the construction crew had barred the door with a wooden slat to prevent patrons from exiting the church and falling through the open platform of joists four feet above ground. A quick climb up onto the platform showed that the slat was simply screwed into the surrounding door frame. One of the waiting tour group supplied me with a #2 Robertson from his car, the guide handed up the keys, and I was able to go through the front and open one of the side doors so we could get on with the tour. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of getting into locked places over the years (mostly legal), but this is the first time I’ve had to break into a church.
Foodie Report: Unusual Eats
Most of today's Unusual Eats are covered in Coop's post above. I'll add to this our fare at Alistene's: reindeer chili. Santa, sorry about Prancer. Kids, your Christmas presents may be slightly late this year.