We made it to Anchorage today with plenty of time to pick up the car that we shipped from New Jersey. The car actually arrived here 9 days ago, which really surprised us. We are greatful that we don't have to make the 8-hour round trip drive back here from Homer to pick it up later, and also happy to have the extra room to stock up on some supplies here where they are less expensive before heading out tomorrow.
This afternoon we officially became members of REI and got new hiking shoes for everyone. After that 6-miler in Jasper we know we are all capable of going on half-day hikes together. That will probably become our Saturday morning tradition in Homer. We enjoyed dinner at the Glacier Brewhouse and are now happily spending our LAST night in a hotel for what we hope will be a very long while.
It will be so nice to unpack the cars tomorrow knowing that we don't have to re-load them again the following morning. Even the dog knows we're close to the end of the journey. He will probably avoid riding in the car for awhile if he can!
We have enjoyed writing about our adventures and thank everyone for following along with us. It's nice to be able to share it with you all! It may take us a few days to get internet set up at our new home, so we will be back when we can to let you know how it is-and show you what Homer looks like!