Well it actually is an Aleutian island, not just an almost. It's just not very far out in the chain and when I mention Aleutian islands most people think way out in the pacific like Adak or something so I was downplaying my location a bit.
Popov Island is the name and the town is Sand Point. Small town with 2 bars, a grocery store, one medium sized fish processing plant (which was the reason I was there) and an airport which usually flies, weather permitting.
I actually just got back this morning at about 5 am. They only have one flight out of there a day now and it leaves at 7:30 at night, so a connecting flight to Seattle is a redeye. I think after last night I'm done with the redeye flights though. I got a middle seat on a packed plane and I am recuperating from a cold so I didn't feel too well. Just been bumming around in the house today. still wearing my jammies too! Really comfortable, no reason to change at this hour, unless I want to go text and drive....
you know, I guess if you put a different spin on tourists, you actually could call this the tourist season. If you want to fly there today you can't even get a seat on a plane till the 14th at a minimum. It's just the the tourist season would be corresponding to the big fishing season of the year (A season) and the tourists would be processors flocking to the island in droves with jobs at the plant. Getting out was easy. I changed my reservation from today to yesterday at 3:30 in the afternoon no problem, only 6 people were leaving the island.