First Night on the Road, but Last Night in Alaska
Trip Start Jun 15, 2010
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We left Soldotna at 11:05am, almost a full hour after we meant to leave, but breakfast with Chris and Austin was worth the delay. The weather was churlish and spiteful, as if the sky turned its bruised eye at us and spit on us all the way out of town.
Rachel: We finished packing the bed and Dad and Todd took it over to the shipping place. After that we said our goodbye's. It was very emotional! We ate breakfast with Chris and Austin at Sal's, after Todd sobbed that he was about to miss saying goodbye to Chris. As we drove the song “I'm moving on” by Rascal Flatts
seemed very touching today, made me cry. Soon afterward Todd cried too....about missing Chris already."I'm going to miss Chris, A lot.”
Todd: We drove for awhile, quiet and introspective
hopes of winning a $250 gas card. It's difficult being on a budget. Once in Anchorage we stopped to get gas and fruit (apples & nanas!) I think "it" finally hits us as we leave Palmer
that we are leaving Alaska.
Arriving in Glenn Allen, we met up with Sam and her fiance Alex, who treated us to dinner at the Princess Lodge! They also let us stay with them overnight. Thanks to you two!!