We stayed in Anchorage today to regroup and prep for the rest of our journey. We dropped the second car off to be shipped to CA. Then it was off to burn up some energy at the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.
We refueled at Moose's Tooth, buying enough pizza to have leftovers for lunch on the road the next few days. If you're ever there, try the one with chicken and apricot jam. Really. Delicious.
Then, our obligatory stop at the wine shop, where I fully expected Mike and his mom to emerge with a box of bottles to somehow cram into the packed car. I was not disappointed.
A couple were for me, of course. I finally overcame my aversion to the scent of beer and had a tasting at Moose's Tooth, much to my hubby's delight. We left there with a growler of Apple Ale for the ferry ride, and acquired some Alaskan Raspberry Wheat too.
Then it was off to the commissary to stock up on enough food for three days worth of breakfasts and lunches on the ferry. It was crowded, as usual, and by the time we got back to the car we were beat. As we added things to the cart, the anxiety grew on Mike's face as he wondered how we would ever fit it all in the car. So we left the kids in the room with Nana and the Backyardigans while we braved swarms of mosquitoes in the parking lot to organize the car. Mission accomplished, with only the plastic yard-sale lap desks getting left behind. Phew.
Tonight we're going to bed early--as in before midnight-- to rest up for our first real driving day. With it being Summer Solstice, we have been staying up WAY too late.