Northland residents plan two Arctic expeditions
Lonnie Dupre wasn't planning to go to the North Pole this spring. Then, about a month ago, his cell phone rang.
The call came from an adventure travel agent in Chicago. A couple of serious world travelers, one from Lebanon and one from Texas, wanted to make a North Pole expedition. They needed a companion who knew the ropes.
"I said I wasn't really planning on going to the pole," Dupre said. "But I chatted with these guys and, lo and behold, they have tons of experience."