Well, we made it to Delta Junction, Alaska. The drive through Canada was absolutely beautiful. The mountains and lakes and forests provided nonstop gorgeous scenery. So much so that after a couple days, I'd point out a beautiful mountain lake and the kids would say, "Yep," instead of, "Wow! That is so beauuutiful!"
The house we're renting is perfect for us. The kids LOVE the yard with all the space, a jungle gym, a play house, and a fort. They went outside Monday morning after breakfast and were pretty much outside until we had to enforce broad daylight bedtime at 9:30. The light is kind of messing with my mind. I already have the tendency to get my second wind after the kids go to bed, and when it's sunny outside at 11:00pm, it is pretty hard for me to convince myself that I'm tired.
Our truck hasn't arrived yet--it got to Anchorage by Monday, but they said they only swing through Delta on Fridays. SO they'll drop the trailer on Friday and pick it up the next Friday. That is definitely not what the company originally told us, but it'll work for us. We are excited to get our beds and kitchenware and computer all of our other stuff so we can really start to feel at home here. I'm eager for that settled feeling. And when we get our computer and settle on a slow-speed internet option, I'll even be able to add pictures to better document our adventures. I can't really upload family pics to the library computer. So, more to come. Until then, we miss all of you and hope that the internet will help make the thousands of miles not feel quite as distant!