This was it, our final day. We would finally make it to Anchorage (well, Eagle River, same municipality) and begin this new chapter in our lives we had been anticipating since February. It would finally be real, because to this point it still felt like a vacation rather than a move. But before I go on, I must make a confession about the brevity of the post. Randi and I were unimpressed with Alaska. There, I said it. British Columbia and the Yukon had been so truly beautiful and grand that Alaska just didn't measure up on day one. The drive to Tok was actually kind of ugly. It was basically a lot of 'evergreen swampland' and not the grand views and sights we expected. What we failed to realize was that we would begin to see those sights on this part of the drive and everyday since arriving at our new home, but we were kind of jaded and really didn't take many pictures of this day's drive. With that said, this part of the drive was really pretty, we saw a giant bull moose along the way (no pictures), and the beauty of the state really began to unfold. We just didn't take very many pictures of it for whatever reason - honestly, most of it would not have photographed well from the car and we didn't feel like stopping much, we just wanted to get to our house and clean our the cesspool of a car we were riding in.
So, with consciences clean, we embark on our final day.
Last day, Brutus. Let's do this.
First, we shall fill up. See? Much cheaper than Canada, still pricey, but easy to swallow after that past few days. Also, what is that option in the middle?? 88.5? I couldn't help but snap a picture, I had never seen such shenanigans at a gas pump. We opted for 87.
Not sure what was happening here, but ay-ay, Robby.
Our first view south, things are looking up. Still 55 MPH speed limit though : (
This is the Matanuska River - The Matanuska River is a river, approximately 75 miles long, in Southcentral Alaska. It drains a broad valley south of the Alaska Range known as the Matanuska Valley - We took some pictures of it as well.
Thank you for reading, please lob your comments and questions to us so we can share the details we probably didn't think to post originally. We are home.