Enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the cafe in the Sourdough Campground. Reindeer sausage, eggs, sourdough pancakes, biscuits and gravy.
It started raining and it wasn't too fun packing up all the wet cords, hoses and miscellaneous camping items left out in the rain. We had good luck with not having rain during set up and take down of every camp so far, plus this was Alaska's fire season, so the rain was welcomed.
We left Tok and experienced some very consistent and intense frost heaves. The bus was sure jumping up and down! It was hard to slow down at this point because we were so close to home. Stopped for a quick lunch in Glennallen. Then the roads got better. We both agreed that the last 70 mile stretch before home provided the best views on the trip so far. The snow-capped mountains revealed themselves slowly as the clouds broke before the sun shone brightly on the green mountain sides. We passed the Matanuska Glacier and the Knik Glacier. The mountains seemed to continue on forever. Again, slowing down was hard because we were so close to home but needed to keep a slower pace through the twists and turns following the Matanuska River. We passed some previous properties we looked at around this time last year.
In our new town of Wasilla, we stocked up on some provisions at the grocery store then headed home down Knik Goose Bay Road (the KGB as locals call it). Our property was awaiting our arrival with open arms as we smoothly drove the vehicles into the field of dandelions. High fives and hugs while the dogs scurried around taking in their new surroundings. We walked across the open lot and over to our neighbor's house, whom we purchased the 2 acre property from, and introduced ourselves. She was so happy upon our arrival, after all, much time had passed since our purchase in September of 2018. She gave us some welcomed tips for living here in Alaska, specifically to this neighborhood. She noted some black bear and ornery moose and hungry lynx if small livestock is left unattended and well protected. Overall the neighborhood sounds great. She spoke of the soil, well water, and weather.
That night we enjoyed halibut burgers and started making plans for the next day.
Hello, I am Melissa, owner of Wild North Design. Recently, my husband and I decided to pick up and move to Alaska. This dream has been a couple years in the making and we are enjoying the journey so far. We love to learn and make all kinds of things. From wood craft, to painting, to vehicles, landscaping, building, exploring...we love it all! We are finding out that Alaska is a great fit for our restless minds and bodies! Excited for what the future holds for our expanding family!
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