Wednesday, October 17, 2007

AK Adventure-10/17/07

We did it. We rolled into Anchorage last night around 5PM (9PM Eastern). As soon as we arrived we went directly to U-Haul to get rid of the trailer. We then drove the car to a manual car wash to eliminate much of the grim that built up on Pam's car. From there it was on to Matt and Kim Lowe's house where we were greated with an exceptionally delicious dinner. The RV is parked in their driveway just like Cousin Eddy's in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. That's our new home until we figure out what we're going to do from here. For the next few days we are going to unload the rest of the car, reorganize the RV, and store what we don't need in Matt and Kim's garage. On Friday of this week I have one last follow up interview with a potential employer in Palmer, Alaska. If I get this job we will likely try to relocate to that area soon, but we're just not sure yet. Everything is up in the air this week, but we did actually make it here. What a remarkable journey it has been so far, and one without problems. It's around 50 degrees here, and partly cloudy. The first thing we did this morning was head to Starbucks. We made it about 50 feet out of the driveway and were greeted by two big moose. It was as if they were welcoming us to our new home. The drive to Starbucks was accompanied by a beautiful sunlit view of a magnificant mountain range. Actually, neither one of us can believe it yet.....we just relocated to the great state of Alaska. It has not sunk in yet.
It will be a tough winter for us, given we have to get acquainted with our new surroundings. But, we are encouraging any and all visitors who want to come and see us next summer. By then we will have been long since settled in.
We have figured out the problem with providing you with pictures via our blog site. It can't handle the amount of pictures we have to share with you. So, we're trying to figure out another way to get them to you. Give us a little time. Right now we're strung out from the road and just want to relax and do nothing for a couple of days, including thinking. All we're looking forward to tonight is dinner at Humpy's and the baseball game on TV.
Much, much more to come.
Bob and Pam


At October 17, 2007 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Sandi & Mel said...

We wanted to be the first to wish Pam a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We're glad you made it there safely and with no major mishaps. Mel says that with wind coming out of the NW here, he's glad you finally got to shower. We plan to call you Sunday so until then, take care. We love you and miss you.
Mel and Sandi

At October 17, 2007 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Brian O said...

Congratulations you guys, our prayers are answered. Looking forward to seeing the pics but that is a tertiary concern behind your safe arrival and getting a shower.

God bless,
Brian O

At October 18, 2007 at 6:22 PM , Blogger deb said...

happy birthday pam. i am glad you guys made it there ok. sounds like you had fun. miss you. talk to you soon. love ya deb

At October 19, 2007 at 12:14 PM , Blogger Rose & Dave said...

Pam & Bob,
Glad you made it. Have been enjoying the blog. Caye Caulker is hung downstairs behind the couch Thanks again. We will think of you everytime we look at it.
Rose & Dave

At October 24, 2007 at 6:23 PM , Blogger AutumnWriter said...

Hi Mrs. Johnson!!!!
I don't know if you remember me or not, but I got a chance to talk with you briefly at the school's open house. I was finally able to get my hands on your blog URL from Ali's teacher. I read the whole thing tonight. I am so happy that you and your husband made it safely to Alaska. Your pictures are beautiful. I hope that you will continue to update the blog with your adventures in Alaksa. Take care - Amy

At October 26, 2007 at 12:28 PM , Blogger J said...

Hey Pam,

Just wanted to let you know that T and I are happy you guys made it and hope everything is going well. The pics were great. T and I are now considering driving to Alaska. It looks beautiful.

See ya,


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