Thursday, July 10, 2008
The dogs did a great job in the car (surprisingly). Savannah just sat in the back enjoying the view. Bailey hates to ride in the car so he stayed as close to me as he could. And Bosco tried really hard not to fall esleep because he was afraid he would miss something.....often times he was doing the sleepy head bob. They did well camping, but preferred staying in a hotel, especially when the room had 2 beds!
We saw a lot of wildlife on our 8 day trip to Minnesota. Animals include moose, caribou, elk, deer, mule deer, buffalo, fox, bear and something we are calling a wolf (I think it was just a big dog...but wolf sounds much better).
There was a stretch along the ALCAN Highway (aka, Alaska-Canada Highway) in which we crossed the top side of the Rocky Mountains.
Before leaving Alaska, we stopped to see a section of the Alaska Pipeline. We figured it would be a tourist area, but were surprised when local residents didn't even want to tell us where we could see it. We obviously found it down a small dirt road. The Pipeline goes under the main highway and out the other end.
We left Kodiak on June 11th on the "Trusty Tusty" (or as some say the "Rusty Tusty"). Stephen was very excited to be sailing away from the rock that we called home for 3 years. I, on the otherhand, wasn't as excited. I enjoyed living and working there and I met a lot of wonderful people. However, I don't miss it enough to go back!!
Today we are currently in Ohio. We spent a week in Michigan enjoying the pool at my parents house, watching the Whitecaps, seeing friends, and going to Crystal Speedway (or as steve says, "A giant gathering of rednecks"). We will be attending a wedding this weekend, then we will be back to MI for another week. We are hoping to close on our house in Minnesota on July 31st.