Sunday, June 07, 2020

We Almost Went to Denali!

 We hit the road after church. We have been wanting to go camping - and it's a bit of a challenge with church schedules and Grandpa...but we decided to just do it. 

Krista and a friend were going to go up and spend extra time. Allie was invited and her parents agreed to let her come. The girls would stay with us the first night or two and then Krista, Brittany, Allie and Stacia would go on to Talkeetna.  We were excited. 

This is as far as we made it before Michael pulled over....

One of the dual tires blew! It didn't take long to realize we wouldn't be on the road any time soon. 

Grandpa waits in comfort 

Krista and Michael pick up pieces of our tire

The girls loaded into our van - with the food and clothes from the RV and headed down the road. We had the tent in the RV so they took that and went off for an adventure.  I took Grandpa home. Michael slept in the RV and the next day we began the repair process. 
Allie, Brittany, Stacia, Krista

Krista, Allie, Stacia, Brittany

Allie & Stacia warding of skeeters

Allie, Stacia & Brittany

Allie & Stacia

Krista, Allie, Stacia, Brittany

cabin in Talkeetna

And that is how we almost made it to Denali and the girls DID go to Denali.  Looking back at these photos from 2022, I can't help but note how one never knows when life is about to change. These are the first pictures I have of Allie and Stacia together...when they didn't know each other well... I never would have guessed how that relationship was to deepen and how dear Allie was to become to our family. 

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