Sunday, June 16, 2013
Operation Move To Alaska is Complete
There were times during our 9 day drive across North America I thought I would never blog again. What kind of blogger packs their camera away so deep in the car that they have NO ACCESS to it for the entire drive...through Wisconsin, North Dakota, even through our 5 day Canadian adventure?? Not a very good one.
But I was in "enjoy and survive" mode..and in my mind snapping pictures was not an option in that mode. But...we had a GREAT time. Minus the endless hours in the car...we saw amazing things and did some cool stuff.
We are here now...HOME!! As soon as we pulled in on the Ferry I knew this was the exact right thing for our family !! And now boxes are unpacked, pictures are hung and Mass has been attended. We are well on our way to really soaking all this in...and that is why yesterday I was able to bring my camera ....
Sitka Alaska: Population: 8,952: plus 8 more as of June 11
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, in the U.S. state of Alaska.
Climate. Yes, Sitka gets a lot of rain, over 80 inches per year....like it rains almost EVERY day at some point. Right now we are having SUN, SUN, SUN and we are happy..happy...happy!!
Day 1: Baltimore to Cranberry Pennsylvania
Day 2: Cranberry to Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana..by far my favorite place that we stopped. Mass was amazing and the campus incredible .
Day 3: South Bend to Wisconsin Dells.....such a GREAT place for families. We had a GREAT time!!
Day 4: Wisconsin Dells to Fargo North Dakota
Day 5: Fargo to Moose Jaw, Canada
Day 6: Moose Jaw to Calgary Canada
Day 7: Calgary to Prince George
Day 8: Prince George to Smither's (sweet little Canadian mountain town in BC...loved it there)
Day 9: Smither's to Prince Rupert Canada where we got on the Ferry for our 2 day cruise to Sitka
Day 10: Ferry...stopping in Petersburg, Kake, and Wrangell Alaska
Day 11: Land and kiss the ground in Sitka!!!
....whole route could not fit in picture but you get the idea...long distance.....lots of driving.