On this trip, we have all met some interesting people, but we don’t need to look far for some interesting folks. One of our own AGLP members, Susanne Porter, is one of those people. Mrs. Porter is from Galesburg, Michigan and drives a school bus for Kalamazoo Public Schools. She has maintained this job for 29 years. When I asked her how she came across the Alaska Great Project, she said that she met Mr. Rosene, who told her about the project. She looked into the project and really liked the FISH philosophy that the project follows. She says that she has the same philosophies for the Earth, so she really wanted to be a part of it. On the trip, Susanne is a driver and just helps out where help is needed.
Before Susi drove school buses, she travelled around the world, enjoying sights which we see on this trip constantly. She will be married for 26 years on July 4th and has 2 boys; Christopher and Kaleb. Her one grandson’s name is also Christopher, but personally she calls him Tadpole. So far, she has enjoyed the trip and, like everybody on the trip, has mixed feelings about going home. She is a little excited, and misses her grandson a lot, because of the massive amount of time they spend together. Susi also contains some dread towards going home. The seeds from which this fear sprouts, is the cold fact that she must return to work the following Monday. Though she loves her job, she was hoping that she would have a while to relax after the trip. Susi, again like most on this trip, has some plans when she gets home. At the top of her list, is taking a nice long shower, a plan that I myself hold high on my own list. Susanne thinks that she will be in shape upon her return, which is a fact that applies to all of those on this trip. Susi was a wonderfully interesting and entertaining person, who I wish to speak with again.