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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let the journey begin...

...working off of multiple lists, we have planned, shopped and packed...the RV is ready - food supplies, clothes for warm weather to the chills of the mountains, passports, current papers for our 3 fur kids, Kindles, DVDs, camera gear and a few handwork only quilting projects for a rainy day at campgrounds.

For we off to The Last Frontier, The 49th State, Land of the Midnight Sun, Seward's Folly - Alaska. Years ago we dreamed that when we retired, we would take 1 memorable trip to that place, not knowing we would return again and now heading out on #6. But when your one and only son moves there and then takes his bride there...well, who could stay away??!!

This may well be our last visit there though, because our Dave and Jena will be following us back. A new direction in their lives and wanting to be nearer to family will make the decision to put the mountains behind them a little easier as they return to their midwest roots.

A friend of mine, who lived in Alaska for many years, once said that everytime you leave Alaska, you leave a part of your heart behind. Dave and Jena will leave a large part of theirs I am sure. But there will always be reasons for them to return for a visit.

For Mr. Outback & I, we hope to add new memories to previous trips...we have seen and experienced so much...salmon and halibut fishing, boat tours, orcas, whales, sea lions and sea birds; from The Arctic Circle, down to Valdez, Seward and the Homer Spit; a fabulous flight among the peaks of Denali, glaciers, bears and moose...and if truth be told, we have even thought what it would be like to move there were we 30 years younger and our lives were not so attached to Taylorsoutback by the pond...


And so we are off...the open road is calling...

I will try to post when wifi permits and hope to keep up with all of your doings.
Pat

 

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to your posts along the way :)

Janet O. said...

Have never been to Alaska, but it has been a dream. Have many friends who have moved there, and one even has a guest house she said is open to us whenever we come. But we never do.
I will follow your journey with great interest, whenever you get the wifi to post!
Enjoy, and safe travels!

Susan said...

Have a wonderful trip, and how exciting to have your son and his family moving back closer. Take care x

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Have a wonderful trip. Going to Alaska is on my bucket list.

Mimi said...

What a beautiful post. Have a safe and fun trip.

Pam said...

My red-headed daughter lived in Alaska for several years both in anchorage and Juneau. She loved it there. Enjoy your trip!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Safe travels to you Pat as you journey off on your amazing Alaskan adventure!
Wishing you the very best time!

Pondside said...

Bon Voyage and Safe Journey, Pat. If the road takes you our way, please let me know as we would be delighted to see you!!

Kyle said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip. Have fun, be safe and I hope you're able to bring us updates whenever you can.

Rebecca in AK said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip and safe travels!

Taryn said...

Have a safe and fun trip! Will miss your posts but look forward to a long one when you return.